Sunday, March 30, 2008

March DB Challenge - Dorie's Perfect party Cake


When I saw this month's challenge was a cake I got rather excited. I love baking cakes; I don't need an occasion, though it usually helps. I am just glad Josh and I have friends and coworkers willing to eat my cakes. My family was never big on cakes. We much preferred brownies, which may explain why I prefer baking and decorating cakes to eating them.

I made this cake yesterday since all my plans to get this done on previous weekends failed miserably. Between forgetting to purchase one of the ingredients, weekend guests, car problems and other things it just didn't happen.

This cake required a cooked meringue butter cream, which was totally new to me. For the filling, I used blueberry spread made locally. I flavored the cake and butter cream with lemon, and used whole wheat pastry flour because I didn't realize that is what I had purchased. The cakes didn't rise as well as I had hoped, but still enough to allow me to split them in half for filling with blueberry goodness. I think I could use some new baking powder as evidenced by these cakes and last weekend's flat biscuits.



As for taste, the cake is lovely; so is the blueberry spread. I am definitely having peanut butter and jelly for lunch again. The butter cream is just not for me. Not a fan of frosting, with the exception of those containing cream cheese, I found the butter cream to fluffy and whipped cream like. I am not a fan of whipped cream mostly due to it's texture. I know, I am weird. I don't like ketchup either.



I have posted the recipe here if you want to try it, which I definitely suggest. Don't forget to check out the other, probably prettier variations, my fellow DBer's have made. I should really get a pretty plate for my cakes.

9 comments:

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great sprinkled cake! Looks fit for a party! Too bad it did not rise quite as much as you wanted. Not liking whipped cream and ketchup? hmmm...

Jerry said...

Love the sprinkles! Great job!

Lunch Buckets said...

Sprinkles! I think it's lovely :)

RadioactiveUnicorn said...

I don't like whipped cream either! But I also don't like cream cheese, so I am extra weird I guess. The cake looks amazing! I am thinking I should figure out where your lab is and randomly show up and see if you have brought in any deliciousness.

Jenny said...

Ketchup? Funny.

I have been inspired to buy better cake plates after seeing some of the photos, so I hear you there.

AndreaLea said...

That sounds so good! Blueberry and lemon is my all-time favorite combo. And whipped butter cream frosting is my favorite so if you have any leftovers I'd be happy to help you out with them. :)

Deborah said...

I have seen a few people do the blueberry/lemon combo, and it sounds absolutely delicious! Great job on this challenge!

Heather said...

You know, nonpareil sprinkles are my favorite. The blueberry spread sounds divine.

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a beautiful job on your cake. It looks like something your baby dragon might like to eat!

Natalie @ Gluten a Go Go