This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater.
I was insanely excited when I saw that we would be making the mouth watering cake that is the cover of the book!
The cake itself was not hard to put together, although, for some reason my layers didn't rise that high? Dorie says after the layers are cool, to cut them horizontally to make 4 layers. If I sliced those 2 cakes, the layers would be almost paper thin!
So I made another batch, and made 2 more layers...making the mistake of NOT slicing them horizontally. So while assembling the cake, the 3 layers were pretty thick. And like the picture, I piled on the frosting.
Well, while frosting the rest of the cake, I sort of ran out of frosting, so my mom suggested pushing the cake down, and using the frosting from the middle of the cake, to frost the rest of it.
...BAD IDEA. Although it worked at the time...when I sliced it, there was barely any frosting left on inside of the cake.
That little incident on the side, it still turned out great! Next time i'll make sure to slice the cakes like the recipe says.