Tuesdays with Dorie: perfect party cake
By the time you read this post, I will have completed the move! Unfortunately, due to amazing technology, it is still early June as I write this and I have many many miles left to travel. All this doesn’t matter right now, though, because this perfect party cake was so good!
I skipped the coconut on this one–not because I don’t like coconut or anything but because fresh raspberries sounded so amazing! I made this cake for my uncle’s birthday, and everyone loved it. We all thought the buttercream was great and lemony. I have heard elsewhere that it tastes too much of butter, but I think my lemons were strong so I didn’t have this problem!
Speaking of lemons, I didn’t have a microplane to do my zesting with, and Dorie left an amazing tips page on the TWD website where she warned against using too thick of zest. So I skipped out on the zest and just doubled the lemon extract. The result was lemony and delicious. Mixed with the raspberry preserves and topped with fresh raspberries, this party cake was indeed perfect.
Carol of mix, mix…stir, stir chose this week’s recipe. You can find the recipe either on her blog. After you head over there, I would go straight to pick up the cookbook: Baking From my Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.
Once you have the cookbook and you make this cake, I have just one warning. Guard the cake carefully before it hits the table or you might notice some missing parts:
Although, no hard feelings–those raspberries did look tempting!