Sunday, May 20, 2018

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers




This month with the Cake Slice Bakers I chose this delicious Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. This recipe called for lemon zest in the batter and the crumb topping. I was a little afraid this coffee cake might lean towards a lemon cake, but it wasn’t the case at all. 



The topping on this cake gave it a great texture. The lemon zest gave it a light delicious flavor. The crumb of the cake was perfect. The filling was also delicious. Loved everything about this cake, except the prep work. For some reason it took me awhile to get this Cake put together, and I can’t believe the mess I made. It was worth it! 


#atk

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through.  This year it is The Perfect Cake from America's Test Kitchen #atkcake.  We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes, or visit our blogwhere the links are updated each month. If you are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The choices this month were Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, Chocolate-Beet Cupcakes, Rainbow Cake, and Swiss Hazelnut Cake.











Friday, April 20, 2018

Lemon Pudding Cakes #TheCakeSliceBakers


Lemon Pudding Cakes was my choice this month with The Cake Slice Bakers. It was hard to decide this month, every single recipe sounded simply delicious! 


I went with the recipe I’m not familiar with. Plus it was lemon. Who doesn’t LOVE lemon?! This dessert reminded me of lemon bars. Sweet and tart, but this was even better! It was a melting cloud of  lemony sweetness! 


The top layer was a light fluffy cake, the bottom was a delightful lemon custard! Scrumptious! 
I wish I could share this recipe with you! You may find the recipe in America’s Test Kitchen’s new book "The Perfect Cake". 



#atkcake



Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is The Perfect Cake from America's Test Kitchen #atkcake. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes! Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes, or visit our blog where the links are updated each month. If you are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details. The choices this month were Tres Leches Cake, Lemon Pudding Cake, Italian Almond Cake, and Confetti Cake.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Luxe Pound Cake


The Cake Slice Bakers have been given a bonus book to bake from every month.  This month our bonus book choice is The Cake Book by Tish Boyle.


This decadent pound cake is made with three cups of sugar! Just a bit too sweet for me, but loved the crumb of the cake. The recipe also calls for vanilla and almond extract making the cake delicious! 



I would definitely make this recipe again, cutting back a cup of sugar. Hopefully it doesn’t alter the crumb of the cake. I want to be able to enjoy all the flavors without having a punch of sugar. This pound cake would be great to serve with macerated strawberries and fresh whip cream! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Wellesley Fudge Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers



"Pies, lies, and doughnuts should never have a place at Wellesley College," declared Henry Durant, founder of Wellesley College. Can you imagine such a thing?! It certainly didn’t stop the students from secretly practicing their fudge making skills, which led to the Wellesley Fudge Cake! 



Day 1: The cake had a drier crumb. 


This months Cake Slice choice was hard to choose from. I decided to go with the Wellesley Fudge Cake.  I needed a frosted layered cake to go with my husbands birthday dinner. Sure glad I picked this one, this cake turned out amazing! Even better the next day after sitting out in the cake keeper. The fudge seemed to seep into the layers making the cake moist and fudgy! 


Day 2: The fudge seeped into the layers giving them a moist texture.

The cake baked up very tender and delicate. I had a heck of a time frosting  the cake without crumbs breaking off and sticking to the spatula. If you make this cake, my advice is to be patient and let it sit a day before slicing it, it’s worth the wait!


#atkcake


Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through.  This year it is The Perfect Cake from America's Test Kitchen #atkcake.  We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes, or visit our blogwhere the links are updated each month. If you are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The choices this month were Wellesley Fudge Cake, Tahini-Banana Snack Cake, Hazelnut-Chocolate Crepe Cake, and Gateau Breton.




Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Boston Cream Cupcakes #TheCakeSliceBakers


 For this months Cake Slice bake I chose Boston Cream Cupcakes. It’s been quite some time since I last made this dessert, and since the opportunity arose, I took it! 
Boston Cream Pie is an American Classic, and America’s Test Kitchen has made it easy for us to make this delicious dessert in our own kitchen! 


The mixing technique of this batter results in a moist delicious crumb! The yellow cake was flavorful, and loved the texture. The aroma coming from the oven while baking was heavenly!


The custard was super easy to make. Loved the thickness and creaminess of the custard. Absolutely delicious! I couldn’t resist piping extra custard on top of the cupcake after filling the center. It was just too delicious not to! 
The ganache was just as delicious and easy to put together, loved it! My husband isn’t a huge chocolate fan, but these cupcakes were one of his favorites I’ve made so far! They were packed with flavor, yet light enough to enjoy more than one at a time! 


Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through.  This year it is The Perfect Cake from America's Test Kitchen #atkcake.  We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes, or visit our blogwhere the links are updated each month. If you are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The choices this month were Chocolate-Espresso Dacquoise, Blitz Torte, Bananas Foster Cake, and Boston Cream Cupcakes.










Saturday, January 20, 2018

King Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers



I couldn’t be more excited today to finally be able to reveal the new Cake Slice baking book we'll be baking from this year! Felice our Cake Slice administrator has been working really hard these last few months and was able to acquire a galley copy of the new cake book "The Perfect Cake" from America’s Test Kitchen! #atkcake



This month our administrator made available four recipes we could choose to bake from for our monthly Cake Slice bake. It was a tough choice, all the recipes sounded wonderful! I chose to bake this delicious King Cake. 


The cake was pretty easy to put together. The hardest part was waiting for it to cool to slice. I loved the filling in this King Cake, a mixture of finely chopped pecans, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Delicious!


The baking book will be available on March 27, 2018.  You may preorder your book through Amazon. In the meanwhile if you can’t wait and would love to bake with the group before the book is released, contact our administrator to join our baking group. We do have a few rules to our baking group, please visit our Cake Slice page for more information.







Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Walnut-Whiskey Pound Cake with Whiskey Glaze


It’s Cake Slice time! This month was opened up to any recipe from any book the Cake Slice has baked from! Hundreds of recipes, how do you narrow down your choices?!


I chose a recipe based on ingredients already on hand. Sometimes it’s nice to clean up the pantry. I hate nothing more than wasting baking ingredients. 
I chose to bake a Walnut-Whiskey Pound Cake with Whiskey Glaze from one of our previous books Cake Keeper Cakes! Delicious! The brown sugar gave this cake a depth of flavor! Loved, loved loved this cake. I made the glaze a little more sinful by adding 2 tablespoons of melted butter. This recipe is definitely a keeper!