I've joined the Daring Bakers! This month's challenge was hosted by Morven from Food Art and Random Thoughts and she chose Dorie Greenspan's perfect party cake recipe for us to bake. The recipe is published in Dorie Greenspan's book Baking: From My Home to Yours.
Even though I'm someone who likes challenges (also in other things than baking :)) I was a bit worried before I knew what the March challenge was, as some of the previous recipies chosen were rather difficult. So, when I realised we were to bake a layered cake, I was happily surprised. This was something I could do without too much trouble, and that was good, as I did not have days to dedicate for this project. My dance partner also had his birthday this month, so I got a good reason to bake a cake. It was going to be a birthday cake for Mr Dance Partner! :)
The original recipe is for a layered citron flavored cake with a buttercream and raspberry filling and a buttercream and coconut flake coating. We were given the choice of using other fillings and could also substitute the buttercream with whipped cream. I thought that citron flovoured buttercream with a citron flavoured cake would be a bit too much and opted for the whipped cream version. I used 5 dl:s whipping cream in this cake. My filling of choice was whipped cream and strawberry jam and I coated the cake with more whipped cream. This was a fun project, and the end-product tasted pret-ty good! :)
Here are some more pictures of the cake: