I’d venture to say that layer cakes are by far Baked’s strength: moist, tender yet sturdy layer cakes, a buttercream that never gives me any problems, and interesting flavor combinations. Why Oopsy Daisy? Because the inclusion of milk chocolate was a mistake – a delicious mistake that ended up in a lovely cake that’s less intense than one with dark chocolate.
The chocolate is still pretty chocolate-y, though, thanks to some cocoa powder and a bit of coffee, which serves to amp up the chocolate flavor. I’d be perfectly happy eating this cake plain, or maybe with a bit of powdered sugar on top.
This is a two-layer cake, with peanut butter filling in between. Straight peanut butter would be too strong and too dense and sticky on its own, but lightened up with some butter and powdered sugar, it makes a creamy, fluffy counter to the chocolate. A tiny bit of the filling is also added to the vanilla buttercream.
I admit, I don’t love peanut butter, and neither Larry or I particularly like peanut and chocolate together, but it’s a pretty good cake. If you’re someone who likes that combination, I’d guess you’d love this cake.
For the recipe and to see how the other Baked Sunday Mornings bakers fared, head over to Baked Sunday Mornings.
- Oopsy Daisy Cake (Baked Elements, p. 28)