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

    Sunday, March 24, 2019

    Toscakaka Torte #TheCakeSliceBakers

    I’m finally getting to this months cake. I didn’t get to bake the Creme Brûlée Cheesecake I had originally intended. This month had unexpected events that kept me from posting on time. 


    I’m actually surprised I even baked at all. The weather has been a bit chilly and today it just felt like baking weather. I opened my book to review this months cake choices just in case I had the ingredients on hand to participate. I did! At least enough ingredients to bake half the cake.




    I chose to bake the Toscakaka Torte. The batter turned out a beautiful caramel color. Loved the flavor! I baked my cake in a 8"round cake pan. 




    My cake was done in 23 minutes. I thought I might have a problem when it came to serving the cake, thinking my cake might just not cooperate coming out of the pan. It was fine, it did not stick to the pan. 
    The cake has a rich buttery flavor, and the caramel and almonds compliment it well! Quite delicious, it did not disappoint! 




    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 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 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.










    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Banoffee Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers


    It’s reveal day for the Cake Slice Bakers! I chose to bake the Banoffee Cake. I had never heard of this cake before, ever. 


    The cake layers are made with finely chopped pecans. Each layer is layered with Dulce de Leche, fresh sliced bananas, fresh whipped cream, and a dusting of cocoa powder.


    This cake was out of this world delicious! It was worth every single calorie! My whole family enjoyed it, and agreed this recipe is a keeper. 


    I can’t wait to have the chance to make this recipe again. Absolutely delicious! 



    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 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 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




    Sunday, January 20, 2019

    Madeira Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers


    It’s a New Year, and a new book to bake from with the Cake Slice Bakers! Although last years book was fun to bake from, I’m always eager to bake from a new book. This years baking book is The European Cake Cookbook by Tatyana Nesteruk. 


    For my first bake I chose the Madeira Cake. Lemons are in season and I cannot pass up the opportunity to bake with them. They are my favorite fruit to bake with. I do need to warn you that the cake batter is sinfully delicious! I couldn’t have licked bowl and spatula any  cleaner! I do believe we can blame the almond flour in the recipe for making this a delicious cake. Almond flour, butter, and zest, it’s a beautiful trio! 


    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 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.


    Our choices this month are ~
    1. Birds Milk Torte
    2. Chocolate St. Honore Cake
    3. Madeira Cake
    4. Torte Birne Helene

    Please visit our members to see what cake choice they baked up!









    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    Eggnog Bundt Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers


    We have come to the end of baking from The Perfect Cake! This book is filled with fantastic recipes that have been tested for perfect results in your home. I had several favorites from this book! Lemon happens to be one of my favorite flavors in baking, and both the Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake and the Lemon Pudding Cakes I made were extremely delicious! 


    Chocolate cake is also a favorite in our home. I made three delicious chocolate recipes, the Wellesley Fudge Cake was delicious! I recommend letting it sit for 24 hours before slicing and serving. The chocolate frosting seepes into the layers making it incredible moist and fudgy! Another delicious chocolate cake that made an impression was the Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake. It’s that childhood cake you grew up eating, simply nostalgic. The Boston Cream Cupcakes were delicious as well! The perfect combination of ganach and custard, they were a delight to eat.



    The King Cake was also delicious, filled with pecans, cinnamon and sugar. The Peanut Butter Jam Cake and Spiced Pumpkin Cheese Cake we’re also favorites.



    For my last bake I kept it simple. I chose to bake the Eggnog Bundt Cake. The whole house smelled of Christmas while this cake baked. 
    I loved the eggnog center of the cake, and wished it had more of it.