Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sour-Patch-Vein: Salivation Cakes

Sourvein are not from Screamville, New Horrorfield, or Terror Lake. They're from Cape Fear, North Carolina, and they are 100% heavy and dirty.
Those fucking riffs! Whenever I hear one of their songs, I have to stop whatever it is I'm doing, and blissfully surrender to the crushing weight of their dirty sludge.
Frontman Troy "T-Roy" Medlin is the founding, and only remaining, original member (the mighty Liz Buckingham played on their first 2 records). He is a tireless road warrior to say the least. Sourvein does about 200 shows a year, every year. I've seen them a bunch of times, and they're even better live.

My favorite record is still their first full-length, Salvation. They also have a really great EP trilogy that came out a few years ago. I highly recommend you check out Emerald Vulture, Ghetto Angel, & Imperial Bastard. Collect all 3!

Fun Fact: T-Roy and Dixie Dave are cousins. That's one sludgy gene pool!

Sour-Patch-Vein: Salivation Cakes

Makes 36

Metal Constituents:

  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups + 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • Juice (including the pulp) of 2 oranges 
  • Juice of 1 lemon (both juices should add up to 3/4 cup)
  • zest of 2 oranges and 1 lemon (roughly, 2 Tablespoons.)
*Tip: Zest first, juice second

For the frosting:
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature  
  • 3 Tablespoons orange zest  
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest  
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar  
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice  
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
For the topping:

Merciless Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325oF. Line a cupcake tin with baking cups, and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, with the whisk attached, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 1/2 cups of sugar.
  3. Add the oil, egg yolks and combined juices of the lemon and oranges. Continue to whisk.
  4. Add the lemon and orange zests, whisk until blended.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. 
  6. While continuing to beat, add remaining 3 Tablespoons of sugar, one Tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form.
  7. Fold egg whites into the batter, in two batches.
  8. Fill baking cups about 2/3 full.
  9. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into one of the cakes, comes out clean.
  10. Allow the cakes to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. To make the frosting:  Beat butter, orange zest, and lemon zest in the bowl of an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  12. Gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with lemon juice and orange juice, beating at low speed.
  13. Beat at high speed for about 3 minutes, or until your frosting is light and fluffy.
  14. Frost completely cooled cakes. 
  15. Whisk citric acid and sugar together.
  16. Sprinkle all over each frosted cake.
  17. Top with one orange, and one yellow Sour Patch Kid.
Here's some live footage of Sourvein playing "Dirty South." It's one of my favorite songs by them- Enjoy!!

And here's "Salvation" to listen to while you're baking:

RIP Mike Boone
I wrote this post, and had it ready to go long before I heard about bassist, Mike Boone, passing away in his sleep, the morning of October 6th.
A fund has been set up to benefit his wife and daughter.


sourvein capefear said...

thanks t-roy

Kathy Bejma said...

Thank-YOU for the Rock and Roll!!!

Next time you play Chicago (hopefully soon), I'll bake you a batch of these!