Cyndee's Neiman Marcus Cake
The other week my son brought some cherry poppy seed cake over to our neighbors across the street. The recipe for the cherry poppy seed cake makes a big sheet and I knew that it was way too much for us to eat. A few days later they returned the dish the cake was delivered in with another treat inside. The neighbor’s son told us it was called Neiman Markus cake. A handwritten note by his mom, Cyndee, on the dish said that you never return a dish empty. The note made me smile, since sharing some cake brought back more to our house, which was really not my intention at all, but how nice of her. Sure enough, we had to try the Neiman Marcus cake right away. It was still warm, had a vanilla cake bottom, and a sweet crunchy creamy cheese topping. It was absolutely fantastic. I called Cyndee the next day to thank her for the cake and ask her for the recipe.
I am sure many of you have heard of and eaten Neiman Marcus cake before, but to me it was something new. My favorite part was the topping that reminded me of a German cheese cake with its creamy, but light consistency.