This month, I had a hard time choosing. The Boston Cream cupcakes definitely sounded like something my family would enjoy, and I'm always looking for a good cupcake recipe. The Bananas Foster Cake sounded like all kinds of yumminess (and will definitely make an appearance on our table sometime in the next few months). The Chocolate-Espresso Dacquoise sounds amazing, but I was afraid it would be more than I could manage this month. So the Blitz Torte it was, and what a good choice! It was not over-complicated, I had no problems with the recipe, and my family did their best to gobble it up in one night - thankfully they failed so I could have a second piece the next morning.
The base for the cake is a yellow cake topped with meringue and sprinkled with sliced almonds. I could not find sliced almonds in either store I went into, so I used slivered instead.
Layered between both cakes was a lemon-flavored whipped cream and raspberries.
It tasted even better than it looks. I was concerned about how it would hold up overnight, as the instructions said to eat within two hours of assembly, but I covered and refrigerated the leftovers, and it was still standing sturdy the next day.
Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is The Perfect Cake from America's Test Kitchen #atkcake. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!
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The choices this month were Chocolate-Espresso Dacquoise, Blitz Torte, Bananas Foster Cake, and Boston Cream Cupcakes.