So, Mr K’s mate at work turned 30 today. So rather than make another dark chocolate cake, I decided to make the Vanilla & White Chocolate Cake found in Baked: New Frontiers in Baking.
I made this cake over 2 days – bake the layers one day and then ice/frost the next day. I read somewhere that baking a day or two in advance helps the cake layers to keep its shape and not crumble when it’s cut.
By itself, the cake tastes… um… well, let’s just say I prefer a rich and moist vanilla pound cake. However – combined with the frosting, it’s just perfect. (I must admit I cringed at the amount of butter in the frosting.)
Will I make this again? I’m not sure… but it sure did look pretty and sophisticated once it was done – even though my attempt at icing was very uneven in a lot of places.
Here’s the recipe on http://sweetapolita.com, if you’d like to give it a try.
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