March 30, 2008

Perfect Party Cake

I love baking cakes and adding new cake recipes to my files and our challenge this months Daring Baker challenge was Dorie Greenspan’s Perfect Party Cake chosen by Morven of Food Art and Random Thoughts.

I was pretty excited when this months challenge turned out to be a layered lemon cake for two reasons (1) it would give me a chance to decorate (2) I had been wanting to test some lemon cake recipes.

I wound up making this cake for Easter dessert. My initial reaction was wow what a moist cake. The buttercream was so delicious and light. I always have raspberry preserves on hand but I wasn’t up to straining the seeds out so I bought a different brand which ultimately I was not happy with. But I did love the raspberry/lemon combo. I skipped the coconut since I am not a fan and some family members have allergies.

The next day the cake seemed to be dry to me, not sure why. I didn’t get to decorate it but no one expected it to be decorated so I wasn’t really bummed out. I may try this cake again, i'm not 100% sure, but I am definitely keeping the buttercream recipe.

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Catherine said...

I'm surprised you found it dry the next day. I ate for two days and would just place a piece of plastic wrap up against the exposed cut and it stayed great. Make it again. I thought the cake was awesome.

Anne said...

glad you were able to do the challenge...well done!

marye said...

I loved the buttercream too, it is the first one I have been truly happy with.
Great job!

marias23 said...

Isn't the buttercream deadly good? It should be considered a dangerous substance. That and chocolate and ice cream!

mimi said...

i really loved the raspberry/lemon combo too!

Sweet and Savory Eats said...

I agree -- that buttercream can really hold its own. Great job.

Gabi said...

Your layers are nice and high and even- lovely job!

Claire said...

Great job...I, too, found it dried out a bit but not too much.

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