Sunday, March 30, 2008

Daring Bakers Challenge: Dorie Greenspan's Perfect Party Cake



I loved this cake! I've been in a total rush this past month and for the first time put off making the DB challenge until the last minute and it came together beautifully. The flavors I think are perfect for spring and summer. It is light and the lemon flavor is wonderful. I used raspberry seedless jam for the filling and thought it went really well with the lemon and buttermilk.

I didn't do my best with the layers and didn't do anything fancy with the icing, but all that said, my family devoured it. Notice my son in the background waiting to get a taste.

I think next time I wouldn't put the buttercream in the layers, I would just have the jam.

A super big thank you to Morven from Food Art And Random Thoughts for this challenge!



14 comments:

Jerry said...

Lovely cake! Great job!

kellypea said...

If I hadn't like that frosting as much as I did, I would only have used jam as well. But I do know that the frosting also kept the jam from soaking completely into the cake leaving a layer against a layer. Nice job on yours! I loved this cake.

Catherine said...

I use blogspot too and wondered how you put the nice tabbed insert in. I'd love to learn. TIA

Catherine said...

oh, my email is below. forgot it.

Lesley said...

I agree, it's perfect for the spring and summer months! Yours looks perfectly yum!

Carla said...

Kellypea, I know what you mean about the jam soaking the layers and that's why I didn't do it. What would prevent it from getting too soggy without using more frosting?

Catherine, I couldn't find your email so a quick note on the widget on my blog. (It's the tabbed container that holds the recipe). It's from a company called Key Ingredient. My husband works for Key Ingredient and invented the widget for me because I was tired of not being able to directly print recipes from other blogs. If you sign up for key ingredient and put in your recipes you can send them directly into your blog via the widget. You can get straight to the Key Ingredient site if you click on the small orange pot on the bottom right of the widget.
Hope this helps!

Morven said...

Yes putting just the jam would definitely cut down on the sweetness some but then you wouldn't have all that buttah!

Jennifer said...

Yummy looking cake! Great job! :)

Dana McCauley said...

I made mine without the butter cream between the layers and I have to say that, unless you dislike jellyroll, it was quite good. In fact, I'd say it gave it a bit of a retro appeal that I would recommend.

That said, I did end up with leftover butter cream.

Christina said...

Great job on the cake! I filled mine with a lemon pastry cream, but I want to try it next with a jam. A bit lighter, too!

Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

Carla said...

Sophie, thanks so much for the video comment. You're the first foodie to really comment on them!

Miss Ifi said...

mmmm your cake looks beautiful!!! Congratulations on your challenge!!!!.. I can't believe your son actually waited.. if I was in his place I would have devoured the piece on sight

The League said...

Darn you, carla. It's 8:34am, and now I want cake. This cake, in particular.

Claire said...

Glad everyone liked it. Great job.