Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Jan 20 Berry Surprise Cake

I'm going to lead with the pretty picture.

I really struggled with this cake. Here's my genoise.

And here's out of the pan in case you can't see just how sunken this poor cake is.

After baking the genoise, I was debating whether to go through with the rest of the recipe or not, but figured what the heck. I used blackberries instead of raspberries, and for the syrup I subbed about six frozen berries and a tablespoon of the lemon syrup leftover from the lemon blackberry cake, and strained the berries out. The syrup was pretty and tasty. My filling did not set at all, it pooled in my cake crater. Then I gingerly frosted with the whipped cream topping. It kind of avalanched when I tried cutting a piece.

Even with all that didn't go quite right, this was a really tasty cake! Very light, the cream and berries were very nice. I'll have to try this again, and with raspberries, too.

This week's TWD recipe selected by Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen.
For next week, Heather of Sherry Trifle chose Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread


Anonymous said...

you had less sinking than i did. i still thought the cake was delicious though. i used blackberries too.

chocolatechic said...

Oh...it rose so beautifully.

Kimberly said...

It sure is pretty! And while you're trying it with the raspberries I'm going to have to try the blackberries version.

Thanks for dropping by!

Angie said...

I would eat that bad boy....it looks yummy!

Ivette said...

Don't worry about it.. your cake looks real nice.. and I think we all had problems with this wild cake.. it pretty much did whatever it wanted :) The good thing is you tried and I bet you enjoyed it!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

You did a fabulous job!

Suz said...

My cake also sunk, so I used the cake, filling and topping with fresh raspberries, blueberries and blackberries to make a fabulous trifle. I used my homemade blackberry liqueur in the syrup on the cake.