Another Daring Baker Challenge, and it introduced me to a famous cake I never knew existed! The Opera Cake was first introduced to the world in 1903 and has been quite popular since then. But, I've never heard of it until now. Maybe our noble founders of Daring Bakers, Ivonne of CreamPuffs In Venice, and Lis of La Mia Cucina, assisted by Fran at Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie and Shea at Whiskful, knew there were people like me, and wanted to enlighten us. Well, I'm very happy that they chose this recipe. I admit that my first glance at the recipe made me groan. It was so long and I immediately thought...too complicated. Then I remembered that a long recipe can actually be easy to make, because everything is spelled out clearly. And so it was. I made this cake over a period of several days and easily assembled it on Mother's Day, for a party I attended.
This lovely recipe is dedicated to Barbara of Winos And Foodies, the driving force behind LiveStrong Day. If you haven't already done so, stop by her blog and see beautiful, funny, and inspiring photos and stories.