If I have one major baking weakness, I’d say it’s layer cakes. Especially layer cakes where I have to cut layers in half, and multi-layer cakes. Frosting covers most sins so I usually get by, but this cake isn’t frosted. And there’s no photo in the book so I’m just guessing it’s not supposed to look like this.
The cake is nice – a vanilla sponge, not huge layers so they’re a little tricky to cut in half. The filling is pastry cream – two layers of chocolate, one layer of vanilla. For some reason my vanilla pastry cream didn’t set up very well.
The real trouble started when I began stacking and filling the layers. My cake is leaning to one side, no matter what I do. I got chocolate glaze all over the place and made a huge mess. The good news is once it firmed up a bit in the fridge, it at least tastes good. To get the recipe and see the other (better looking) entries from this week’s Baked Sunday Mornings head on over to Baked Sunday Mornings.
- Boston Cream Pie Cake (Baked Explorations, p. 135)