Cake Seen On The Three Stooges

Baking By CalebisHungry Updated 14 Feb 2011 , 4:05pm by luddroth

CalebisHungry Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 8:55pm
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OK, I'm new at this, so bear with me...

When I was little, I loved the Three Stooges. Actually, I'm 32 now and still love them. I always thought the food they cooked and ate looked delicious. Imparticularly, there was a running gag where the boys would be making a cake, but the cake would get an oven mit or a cushion accidentally thrown in, and hilarity would ensue. The cake was made of round, almost sponge cake-like layers. They would always put preserves in between the thick layers and cover the cake in a white, very liquidy icing.

Is this a real cake, or was it just used for comedic effect? I'm just getting into baking, and I'd really like to make this kind of cake for my brothers and I, but I don't even know where to begin?

Suggestions? icon_biggrin.gif

9 replies
Tclanton Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 9:08pm
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Who would really know if this was real or not, but chances are it may have been. But you could so pull this off!!!

3GCakes Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 9:15pm
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I'd say it's just yellow cake...

srkmilklady Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 9:27pm
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OMG...that sure takes me back! I loved the 3 stooges too! In the clip from the movie the actress called it a "southern comfort cake" and I googled the recipe. And yes, 3GCakes it is a yellow cake... icon_smile.gif

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1 (8 1/2 oz.) yellow cake mix
1 (3 3/4 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 c. cold water
1/2 c. oil
1 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 c. Southern Comfort


1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 tbsp. water
1/4 c. Southern Comfort

Combine cake ingredients in large bowl; beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into greased and floured 10 inch tube or 12 cup bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Set on rack to cool (5-10 minutes). Invert on serving plate. Prick top immediately with toothpick. Drizzle and brush half of glaze evenly over top and sides. Reserve half of glaze. After cake has cooled, reheat glaze and brush it evenly over cake.
To make glaze melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in Southern Comfort.

CalebisHungry Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 10:22pm
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Wow! Thanks so much. You know, I just watched the episode the other day and heard her call it a Souther Comfort Cake, but I thought that was just to set up the "Southern Comforter" joke! I never even thought to google it and see if it was real! Thanks so much. Can't wait to try this... it'll give me an excuse to buy some SoCo icon_razz.gif

3GCakes Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 10:24pm
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I never did like the 3 Stooges, but seeing them laying on the floor spewing out feathers WAS kinda funny.

cheatize Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:30am
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You can try looking up the movie on That site usually has a lot of interesting info.

CalebisHungry Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 3:27pm
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FYI, I've decided to make the Southern Comfort cake for my wife for Valentine's Day tonight. Then, we'll drink the rest of the SoCo: )

srkmilklady Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 4:00pm
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Originally Posted by CalebisHungry

FYI, I've decided to make the Southern Comfort cake for my wife for Valentine's Day tonight. Then, we'll drink the rest of the SoCo: )

Good luck with your cake and Happy Valentines' day! icon_smile.gif

luddroth Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 4:05pm
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Well, one little tip, Calebis, if you're new to baking. (Besides omitting the oven mitt...) Never take a cake right out of the oven and try to stack and ice it. I can promise you, hilarity will ensue!

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