Sunday, February 7, 2010

Totally NOT Paper Craft Related... But OH SO GOOD

I know that my blog is usually all about paper crafting - scrapping, cards, home decor. But today our regularly scheduled paper crafting post is being interrupted by this unimportant announcement: I made my first-ever six layer cake!!! Okay really it was three baked layers cut in half, but it felt like six layers.

I have had the cake recipe literally for years and had never used it. It required serious beating time - all together the cake is beat for about thirteen to fourteen minutes. But it makes a light and delicate cake that is wonderful with the homemade whipped frosting. Half of the layers are topped with strawberry preserves and half are topped with the whipped frosting. The only downside to the whole cake was I forgot to increase the quantity of whipped frosting so the sides a frosted very thinly.

And speaking of the frosting, it has no powdered sugar. It tastes like whipped cream, but is made with homemade flour paste, butter and granulated sugar. You beat this in several steps for a total of 12 minutes. It is FABULOUS and was the perfect topping for this light cake.