Yes, it's another Daring Bakers Challenge. This time we have Dorie Greenspan's recipe for Perfect Party Cake. I wondered if it would live up to it's name, and it most certainly did. I baked it for Easter dinner at my friend Nancy's house, and it was a huge success. It's always heart warming when people nearly give you a standing ovation. The cake was really a birthday cake for her mom, Katherine, and it cut beautifully and tasted...well, perfect. The recipe this month was chosen by the wonderful Morven, of Food Art and Random Thoughts, and I thank her very much for choosing it. I'll be making this cake a lot. I think it is, indeed, the perfect party cake.
The recipe was simple to make and, and it provided me with lots of yummy batter and frosting. Enough to "sample" before I baked the cake and frosted it. I love raw cake batter more than when it's cooked, and drove my mother crazy as a child, by standing at her arm, begging for it as she tried to fill her cake pans. I'm glad I showed restraint and baked my layers, resulting in tender, yet resilient layers that easily handled being split in half before being filled and frosted.
That part went OK, but, as usual, I had some problems.