Actually, it is Perfect Party Cake + 9, but this was just too easy.
And really, it should have been Perfect Party Cake + 12, but I didn't have enough batter (and I made a double batch of batter).
And after that failed, it was supposed to be Perfect Party Cake + 10, but I ate half a layer because I couldn't wait to see how this tasted.
Nevertheless, this may very well be my top, and I do mean TOP, Dorie recipe of all time. Soft cake is layered with a sweet/tart lemon buttercream frosting and a ripe blackberry preserve, finished off with more buttercream and then blanketed in snowy white shredded coconut.
This is the stuff dreams are made of.
To make the cake, I buttered six 8" cake pans, lined them with parchment paper, and buttered them again. I divided up the batter into 6 and 1/8 oz. per pan and baked for 15 minutes. I then used Sprinkles Cupcakes Lemon Buttercream frosting recipe because of the mixed reactions on the recipe in the book. And really, no one does a better frosting than Sprinkles (even if it is cheating. I am not proud of it. But I am also too lazy to make it the real way sometimes).
Best. Best. Best. EVER. Git. In. Mah. BELLEH. I want this to be my trampoline of goodness.
I loved it so much, that I am going to make it again this weekend for the 4th of July. My family (aunts, uncles, and cousins included) is having a joint birthday party for all of the July birthdays (there are 5) and I can't think of a better way to celebrate.
This cake is worth hours of extra work at the gym.
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