November 3, 2007

Waiter There’s Something In My… Layered cake

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For all you chefs, chefettes, cooks, recipe followers and aga-strokers the round-up for the Layered Cake edition of Waiter There’s Something In My… a theme selected by me. An excellent selection of some of the most delicious cakes available across the blogosphere. The only criteria was that the cake should have layers and part of it must be baked.

Pictured a version of my entry – replacing the Lemon Curd Cream and raspberry topping of my official entry this has chocolate mousse sandwiched between the two sponge layers. Rich and decadent but the chocolate over-powered the subtle lemon flavours of the sponge. Good but not as successful as the lemon version.

  1. Carrot Cake from Carrie’s Cooking Adventures “it was so moist and the frosting was creamy, it was HEAVEN!!!!!”
  2. Peach Streuselkuchen from Jugalbandi but they write “A decent breakfast dish, but with an identity crisis. It’s somewhere between a bread and a cake.
  3. Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Orange Curd and Ganache from Baking Delights “the cake was beyond good. It was definitely five star calibre…and oh my goodness is it rich…”
  4. Chocolate Applesauce Cake from Jumbo Empanadas “If you’re looking to make a moist chocolate layer cake, you’d do well with this one“.
  5. Ultimate Cravings Mini-Cake from What Smells So Good “The result of my kitchen playtime was a light peanut butter sponge cake that was the perfect foil for a raspberry and chocolate filling that I made in the microwave“.
  6. Red Velvet Cake with Fresh Berries and Cream Cheese Frosting from A Tasteful Journey “Not only is it beautiful to look at, elegantly frosted in white and accessorised in red and blue berries, this cake is moist with a light texture“.
  7. Coconut Cream Cake from Megan’s Cooking “One 3-layer Coconut Custard Cake. This cake had coconut in each layer, with two layers of custard, and Toasted Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting. To finish it off, a layer of toasted coconut on top“.
  8. Chocolate Layered Cake from Homemades “The cake is chocolate sponge which sandwiched with the mixture of cream cheese, thickened cream, grated chocolate, and apricots“.
  9. Mango Cream Cake from Fresh From The Oven “both the lady fingers and lychee proved to be worthy for the space they occupied. They just added so much interesting flavors to the cake“.
  10. Zabaglione and Raspberry Torte from Laws of the Kitchen “This cake is rich but delicious. It is a definite “special occasion” cake, but is worth the effort required to make it“.
  11. Elegant White Cake from Gigi Cakes “Elegant White Cake is the name of recipe in the book and it is. Even if my piping skills say otherwise“.
  12. Butterscotch Mascarpone Cream Cake from Tartelette “what’s not to love in caramel, mascarpone and tender flaky cake? Nothing, trust me!!“.
  13. Meekook aka Estonian Layered Honey Cake from Nami Nami “available in most cake shops and is a popular birthday table option. It consists of six thin cake layers and six simple sweetened sour cream layers. Our layers were slightly thicker than we expected them to be, but the taste was exactly right“.
  14. Strawberry Sponge Cake from Food and Family “light, moist and springy and completely restored my faith in sponge cake recipes after a few bad experiences“.
  15. Zucchini Cake from Bake or Break “If you like strong citrus flavors, then dive in and make it“.
  16. Banana Layer Cake with Mascarpone-Cream Cheese Frosting from Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy “It actually looked pretty! I almost felt bad about cutting out a big slab of it to eat…..almost“.
  17. Oscar II’s Cake from Anne’s Food “simple little cake, with almond meringue layers and almond buttercream, was Oscar II:s favorite cake. (He was the king of Sweden between 1872-1907.) Nowadays, it’s many people’s favorite, and most of them across the world can find this at Ikea“.
  18. Marlenka Armenian Honey Cake from Granat lma “5 layers of honey cake and the nutty cream filling in between“.
  19. Iced Lemon Curd Layer Cake from Kitchen Delights “One of my all time favourite cakes is the Iced Lemon Curd Layer Cake by the trusted Delia Smith
  20. Spiced Pumpkin Layer Cake from Mele Cotte “who doesn’t love a delicious layered cake“.
  21. Pumpkin and Pomegranate Layered Cake from Fresh Adriatic Fish “I just hope it will be accepted as layered cake since it is not baked, but I’ll try and we will see!
  22. Layered Carrot Cake from Canela y Comino “never have I baked a carrot cake here in Peru. Most think I am rather strange for wanting to add vegetables to my cakes, but they usually love it in the end!
  23. Chocolate glazed orange ganache filled star cookie cake from Make Live Sweeter ” Decoration is simple butter star cookies that I glued to the cake with some ganache“.
  24. Devil’s Food Cake with Fudge Frosting from Mikes Table “The cake is delicious, semi-airy chocolate with a dense, rich, decadent frosting and filling (and rich in adjectives!).”
  25. Spice Cake with Toffee Crunch from Married With Dinner “it’s got a spicy, deep flavor that would make a perfect finish for an autumn feast. While the icing’s got enough sugar to satisfy even the most intense sugar junkie
  26. Raspberry Napoléon from The Passionate Cook “one of the easiest cakes to put together if you a) buy, rather than make, your puff pastry and b) possess a Thermomix which whips up the crème pâtissière in a matter of six minute
  27. Triple Ginger Layer Cake from The Cooksister “it is a robust, gingerbready kind of cake, not a fluffy sponge, so if you’re looking for feather-light, look elsewhere. Other than that, you should love it.
  28. Finally my entry Spanish Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd Cream and Rapberries “The creamy middle is a tub of double cream whipped to stiffness with half a jar of lemon curd folded in. Sweet indeed thus requiring the raspberries to add a little tartness. I’m on my second huge slice…
  29. Who forgot to turn the oven on then! Chocolate Rum Layered Cake from AnItalian in the US “The cake was really good: rich, but not excessively sweet, and very rummy! I served it with some whipped cream made on the spot.”

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  1. Jeanne November 4, 2007

    Mmmmmm, layer-cake-a-licious! That’s a pretty impressive selection of cakes you got there Mr Barrow – with my new-found cakebaking confidence I’m going to have to try a couple! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  2. chris November 4, 2007

    Wow! This is an impressive group of layer cakes. Well done! I can’t wait to start checking them all our! And, thanks for including my cake in the picture collage.

  3. bee November 4, 2007

    thanks, andrew.

  4. Tartelette November 5, 2007

    If this cannot satisfy my love for cakes, I don’t know what will. I still think your raspberries and lemon is just beautiful…Andrew, if only we were neighbors!!

  5. Marta November 9, 2007

    Andrew, I’m so thankful you accepted my super-late entry! I feel honored that my cake is part of such a wonderful collection! Wouldn’t it be cool to have a piece of all of them?? 🙂