Tuesday, June 30, 2009

TWD: Perfect Party Cake

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Carol of mix, mix... stir, stir: Perfect Party Cake. This cake consists of a light and fluffy lemon cake filled with a lemon buttercream and raspberry preserve. Dorie gives you the option of personalizing it to your own taste. If you aren't crazy about buttercream you can just use sweetened whipped cream instead. If you don't like raspberries you can use any other type of berry preserve you'd prefer or even add fresh fruit.
We're not fans of buttercream, but we decided just to follow Dorie's recipe to the T! This cake was pretty simple to make. The cake turned out wonderful! Fluffy, moist and had just the perfect hint of lemon to it. The buttercream was pretty simple to make. Overall, we were happy with this cake and thought it was really good, but next time we would just use sweetened whipped cream. Even though the buttercream was good, it wasn't great and we just don't think it's worth the 3 sticks of butter! Yes 3 sticks!!
You can find the recipe here!


Anonymous said...

Your Perfect Party Cake looks really delicious! In fact, my co-worker stopped by and saw your post and his comment - Yummy! (Actually, it was more of a lip-smacking sound but you get the idea!) The cake looks so white and fluffy!

Kim said...

Looks great. I only made a half recipe of the butter cream for cupcakes because of all that butter. I think the whipped cream frosting would be equally delicious.