Chocolate Malt Cake #CakeSliceBakers
New year, new cake book! This year the Cake Slice Bakers are baking from Everyday Little Cakes by Candace Floyd. Apparently there are folks who struggle with leftover cake - not a problem we have with 2 teenaged boys in our house - so she's designed recipes for smaller cakes. The one I chose for January is baked in 2 6-inch pans instead of the 8-inch pans most recipes call for. And if you think two inches shouldn't make a big difference in size, let me tell you it does! A normal 8-inch layer cake is enough for our family for 2 meals, sometimes with a bit left over. The 6-inch layer cake was enough for one meal with a bit leftover. As my younger son pointed out, that just means I need to bake more cakes! To give some reference for size comparisons, in the picture below the cake is sitting on a standard Corelle plate.
The only problem I had with the cake was actually with the frosting. I found that the frosting wouldn't stick to the cake (I've never had that happen). Finally, I scrapped most of it off, put it back in my mixer, and added very small bits of heavy cream until it was a more familiar texture. I don't know if the recipe just called for too little cream, or if we were having a particularly dry day. Clearly I'll have to remake the cake to find out.
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It is a new year and a new book - Little Everyday Cakes - and our choices for January 2021 were ~
Chocolate Malt Cake
- Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- My Recipe Reviews
- A Little Bit of All Right
- Amandie Bakes
- Making Miracles
- Sweet Sensations
Oatmeal-Applesauce Cake with Lemony Apple Topping