Friday, March 20, 2020

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers




This month I chose to bake this delicious Citrus Poppy Seed Cake. The cake is bursting with citrus! Definitely a Citrus lovers delight! 



The recipe called for orange, lemon, and grapefruit zest. I opted to leave out the grapefruit zest. The batter was delicious! I loved the cake! 



The glaze gave it a perfectly light burst of citrus. This cake went pretty quickly, it was hard to resist!



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 New Way To Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi. 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. If you have a blog and 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 Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.
It is a new year and a new book - The New Way To Cake - and our choices for March 2020 were ~ Pecan and Burnt Honey Cake Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

Monday, January 20, 2020

Spiced Sweet Potato Loaf with Cream a Cheese Frosting #TheCakeSliceBakers


It’s a new year, which means we bake from a new book! This years Cake Slice Bakers vote went to "The New Way To Cake" by Benjamina Ebuehi. It’s definitely not a book I’m use to baking from. Some of the recipes seem intimidating, not your traditional American baking for sure! 


I struggled making my choice this month. I went with the one that was closest to my comfort. I picked to bake the Spiced Sweet Potato Loaf with Cream Cheese. The recipe calls for spices and ingredients I’m familiar with. Caraway seeds are not my favorite, I left them out of the recipe. 


I also opted for cupcakes, instead of a loaf pan. The cupcakes turned out delicious! They were dense, in a good way, and were moist and full of flavor. The cream cheese frosting complimented these very well. 




    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 New Way To Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi. 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. If you have a blog and 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 Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.
    It is a new year and a new book - The New Way To Cake - and our choices for January 2020 were ~ Blood Orange & Olive Oil Upside Down Cake
    Spiced Sweet Potato Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting
    Sticky Ginger Cake with Caramelized White Chocolate Buttercream

      Friday, December 20, 2019

      Lemon Drizzle Bundt Cake



      I always look forward to baking with The Cake Slice Bakers. Lately though, I find myself running out of time and missing the deadline. I knew I wanted to bake our last selection from our current baking book before we move on to our new book. I found some time to squeeze my bake in and sifted through the book to find a recipe I could make without having to run to the supermarket for ingredients. I chose the Lemon Drizzle Bund Cake! 


      This cake requires you make a lemon curd that is piped in between the cake batter. I was excited that finally after so many years of baking, I would finally have the task of making lemon curd. The directions seemed easy enough, and gave me the confidence that this would be easy to make. 



      I followed the directions, and it seemed to have turned just fine until I had a taste test. The curd had a metallic taste to it. At first I thought it was due to pre scrubbing the pot with a steal wool, I figured I didn’t rinse it well enough. After doing a little research, I found that this is pretty common when you make lemon curd in a reactive pot. I still proceeded to use the curd in my cake. I didn’t get that oozing effect with curd when you slice the cake. I did love the texture and flavor of the cake, although you could detect the metallic taste right after I baked it. The next day it seemed to have dissipated. I can assure you this cake was devoured by the second night. I would definitely make this cake again! 






      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 European Cake Cookbook by Tatyana Nesteruk. 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. If you have a blog and 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 Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.
       
      December 2019 is the final month we will be baking from The European Cake Cookbook and our tradition is that we have free choice of any of the cakes in the book ~
      Lemon Drizzle Bundt Cake
      Sirnek (Ukrainian Cheesecake)
      Strawberries and Cream Crepe Cake
      Apple Sharlotka
      Triple-Chocolate Swiss Roll
      Mozart Torte
      Toscaka Torte

      Wednesday, November 20, 2019

      Pomegranate Creme Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers




      This month I chose the Pomegranate Cream Cake to bake with The Cake Slice Bakers. I’ve loved all the recipes I’ve made from this book that have called for mascarpone cheese. Mascarpone cheese just makes your frostings so decadent! 


      The cake was pretty easy to make, the problem happened with the frosting. My frosting curdled when I added the mascarpone cheese! Yes, it curdled! I’ve never had this happen to me before and I was quite disappointed. I was really looking forward to the frosting. Luckily I had a package of cream cheese in the fridge, and I quickly made a cream cheese frosting instead. I really liked the cake, I thought it had the right balance of sweetness and tartness. I would definitely make this cake again! 


      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 European Cake Cookbook by Tatyana Nesteruk. 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. If you have a blog and 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 Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.
      Our choices for November 2019 were ~
      1. Chocolate Kiev Cake
      2. German Prinzregenten Torte
      3. Dundee Cake
      4. Pomegranate Creme Cake
      Chocolate Kiev Cake
      German Prinzregenten Torte

        Friday, September 20, 2019

        Italian Coconut Crème Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers


        I’m back baking with The Cake Slice Bakers after a brief summer break! I can’t remember the last time I took this much time off?! I may skip a month every now and then, but rarely three months in a row! This summer was a bit overwhelming for me, I just didn’t seem to fit baking with the group, before I knew it I had ran out of time, or had a unexpected invite to attend to. Then there was vacation and a weekend getaway! 


        With fall approaching, I hope to slow down and take time to do what I love to do the best, BAKE! I know for sure my husband missed the cakes, and keeping him in mind I chose a cake he would love! This month cake choice is Italian Crème Cake. 


        This choice made me love this cookbook even more! This cake turned out delicious! I did my best to stick to the original recipe, but when it came to the frosting ingredients I swapped the sugar for powdered sugar, and left the cream of coconut fat out, only because the cream of coconut did not 




        solidify, and I was not able to remove the fat from the liquid. I did although add a few tablespoons of the cream to the frosting. 


        Everything seemed to have worked out because the cake was HEAVENLY! Everyone seemed to have enjoyed it, especially my husband! This recipe is a must to try. Go grab a copy of this book and make this cake, you won’t regret it! 






          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 European Cake Cookbook by Tatyana Nesteruk. 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. If you have a blog and 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 Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.
          Our choices for September 2019 were ~
          1. Apple Sharlotka Cake
          2. Strawberry Verdens Beste
          3. Apricot Mousse Cake
          4. Italian Coconut Creme Cake
          Strawberry Verdens Beste
          Apricot Mousse Cake
          Italian Coconut Creme Cake

            Monday, May 20, 2019

            Amaretto Crème Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers


                                                  

            I knew instantly which cake I would choose to bake with the Cake Slice Bakers. This cake consists of layers of sponge cake soaked in a amaretto creme syrup, and filled with. decadent amaretto mascarpone cream. Heavenly! 


            The past few months I have been more excited than ever to bake with the group. I’m only allowing myself to indulge once a month, and look forward to it each and every time! The hard part is staying disciplined to only a serving, and having to see the leftovers in the fridge for a few days afterwards.


            I’m going to have to warn you the creme on the this cake is absolutely sinful, your going to want to take the entire bowl and eat every spoonful! It’s so good! It compliments the amaretto cream soaked sponge cake, it’s crazy good! Grab yourself a copy of this book and make this cake! 




            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 European Cake Cookbook by Tatyana Nesteruk. 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. If you have a blog and 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 Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.
            Our choices for May 2019 were ~
            Kladdkaka-Sticky Chocolate Cake Lemon Lavender Blackberry Cake Sirnek-Ukrainian Cherry Cheesecake Amaretto Creme Cake Kladdkaka-Sticky Chocolate Cake
            Lemon Lavender Blackberry Cake
            Amaretto Creme Cake
            Sirnek-Ukrainian Cherry Cheesecake

            Sunday, April 21, 2019

            Opera Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers


            When I first read this recipe, I instantly thought Tiramisu! I love Tiramisu! This cake reminds me of it, although not exactly the same. This Opera Cake cake has layers of sponge cake made with almond, flour, eggs,  sugar, and vanilla. 


            Sandwiched between layers of filling made with mascarpone cheese, coffee liqueur, espresso, chocolate, and sweetened whipped cream. Devine!  The sponge cake is also soaked in a espresso-coffee liquor syrup. Heavenly! 


            This is one delicious cake! Absolutely worth every calorie! I’m really glad the Cake Slice Bakers are baking from this book! 


            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 European Cake Cookbook by Tatyana Nesteruk. 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. If you have a blog and 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 Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.
            Our choices for April 2019 were ~
            1. Poppy Seed Smetanik 2. Rhubarb Strawberry Tea Cake 3. Opera Cake 4. Marbled Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake
            Poppy Seed Smetanik
            Marbled Chocolate Orange Bundt
            Rhubarb Strawberry Tea Cake 
            Opera Cake