The Cake Slice Bakers have ended the season of baking from Great Cakes. Most of our bakers weren't very pleased with the baking book. I myself have no complaints. I may have had one or to bakes that weren't the best I've had, but pretty much overall I had great success with the book!
One of my favorite recipes from this book was the Black Forest Cherry Torte! I still daydream about this cake from time to time. And my son has made it clear he wants it again for his birthday next year!
The Coconut Layer Cake was also a family favorite! The buttercream frosting sandwiched the layers just lovely and had the perfect balance of coconut. This will be requested again for Easter next year, I can guarantee you.
I also discovered a simple and delicious Old Fashioned Pound Cake recipe. It was delicate and buttery and flavorful. This will be my to go to pound cake!
Streusel Squares were also a favorite! I've made this recipe several times, and its become my favorite breakfast cake.
This book also pushed me out of my comfort zone and baked cakes I would have normally never baked. The Sesame Almond Swirl Cake was one of those recipes. The texture of the cake came from Amaretti biscuits, which I made from scratch since I could not locate them.
For my final bake this season I chose this lovely Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. I felt I needed to keep things simple and save my energy for next season.This cake has also won a spot in my favorites. Buttery, light, and just plain delicious!
The Cake Slice Bakers will start baking from a new book next month. I hope this book results as promising as it looks! Please visit the other Cake Slice Bakers for their baking adventures!