All posts tagged: outcakes

Outcakes #2 – Italian Rum Cake

Yay Outcakes! This this is the segment where I show you much better pictures of cake recipes I previously posted using horrible pictures. They were my Cake Outakes – OUTCAKES! This particular outcake opportunity is brought to you by my friend Jen’s birthday. Jen doesn’t really like cake, but she LOVES custard and rum. Italian Rum cake to the rescue! There is actual cake in the this cake, but it is soaked in a  mixture of water and liquor. The layers between are made from custard and homemade whipped cream. Garnished with almonds and topped with strawberries – we have a whole cake! ITALIAN SPONGE CAKE (adapted from Diana Desserts) Ingredients: 5 egg yolks  5 egg whites  1 1/2 cups granulated sugar  1 1/4 cups pastry flour, sifted  1 teaspoon vanilla extract  1/2 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter and flour two 8 or 9-inch cake pans. Set aside. Place egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until lemon colored. Add flour, a little at …

Outcakes #1 – Chocolate Salted Caramel Layer Cake

I’m starting a new topic for my blog. See, I’ve posted many great recipes here for your baking pleasure, but I have a serious problem. Many of the cakes I feature where photographed last year, when I wasn’t any good at food photography! It just hurts my heart that some of my truly terrific cakes were not given the same treatment by the blog-viewing public as other because of my poor picture-taking skills. As I was sitting down one evening talking this problem over with my friend Evy she was like “You need to have a series of outages, but for cakes. OUTCAKES!” And here we are, my first OUTCAKES post. This one is dedicated to my most requested cake of all time – the Chocolate Salted Caramel Layer Cake. This cake is so popular, it was requested by my friend Sarala, for her birthday, several months in advance. As you can see this cake is topped with maraschino cherries. I hear you loud and clear: “MARASCHINO CHERRIES AREN’T KOSHER!!!” Well, that’s not totally true, …