Friday, July 20, 2018

Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers


We continue to bake from The Perfect Cake by America’s Test Kitchen! The book is filled with delicious recipes that have been tested over and over, to give us a perfect bake each time! If you can follow directions then you can bake! Grab yourself a copy and join the Cake Slice Bakers bake their way through the book! 



Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake was my choice this month with the Cake Slice Bakers. An easy choice for me since I love lemon! 


The recipe is super easy to make. The batter is sinfully delicious! Loved the way the cake baked up. It  made my kitchen smell so incredibly delicious! Someone seriously needs to come up with a lemon batter candle scent! 


I made a third of the icing recipe, only because I had a gutt feeling this cake would be great without the thick icing. I didn’t want the sweetness of the icing to over power the flavors of the cake. 



I was right! The cake was perfect with just a thin layer of the lemon icing! Loved the buttery-lemony-vanilla flavors of the cake!  
#atk




Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Farmers’s Daughter’s Cake

It’s not too often I bake the Cake Slice bonus cake. I had cream I had to use up before it went bad, and decided it was time to test this recipe. 




For our bonus bake this month, we were given the option to bake from Maida Heatters Cakes!
I enjoyed baking from this book, and still have a few recipes bookmarked, including this one!



The  batter was super easy to put together. The recipe has no butter or oil, it’s made with heavy cream. The batter was quite tasty, and anticipated a great result.


I would love to say the cake was fantastic, but just not the case. The cake turned out dry. Pretty disappointed. Not so bad if you chase it down with ice cold milk. 


The icing was way too sweet for my liking. Glad I only made half the icing recipe. Regardless of not being the best yellow cake I’ve baked up, it disappeared quickly the next day. No one really said anything and seemed happy to have cake to snack on through out the day. 









Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers


This months Cake almost didn’t happen. Not that I didn’t feel like baking. Only because my pantry has been low on ingredients, and I didn’t feel like making a run to the grocery store on a lazy Sunday.
#ATKCAKE


Being that it was Fathers Day I wanted to bake for my husband. I decided to review this months Cake Slice choices one more time, hoping I could at least do half a recipe. 
The Old-Fashioned Cake was the winner! With limited ingredients on hand I made a few minor changes. I used regular cocoa powder, and reduced the baking soda to one teaspoon, and added 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. I also had no unsweetened chocolate, and used semi-sweet chocolate, and  omitted adding sugar to the melted chocolate mixture.




Being that it was a lazy Sunday I opted for a loaf pan, less pans to grease and wash. I had unexpected leftover batter, and it was easier to pop liners in the muffin tin than grease another pan. So cupcakes  it was! 


Loved everything about this recipe! Especially the new mixing technique! This recipe uses a ribboning mixing technique versus the creaming and reverse method mixing technique. Loved it! The cake and cupcakes turned out simply delicious! The frosting was outrageously delicious too! I made a third of the chocolate frosting recipe and had plenty to generously frost my chocolate loaf and the nine cupcakes. 
I had one happy Dad on Fathers Day. 




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 Old-Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake, Rhubarb Ribbon Cake, Lavender Tea Cakes with Vanilla Glaze, and Summer Peach Cake.







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! 


#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 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.