We’ve said this many times, but we’re saying it again: sometimes the answer to a question is right in the cupboard, hiding behind a label that isn’t usually associated with what you need it for.

What, we haven’t said that before? Well, we’ve said it now.

For dessert tonight, we had yellow layer cake, and it wasn’t until both tiers were cooling on the rack that we realized that we had no more sugar and couldn’t make our usual icing.

So we thought we’d just use a jar of Berry Medley Halapeno pepper jelly we had in the refrigerator between the layers and on top of the cake.

It was AWESOME! Seriously awesome. We’re going to try a pepper jelly roll cake next. Totally unexpected, and so good!

We wanted to post a picture, but by the time we got ready, there was no cake left. So until next time…happy eating!