Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hot Mess Layer Cake


Posted by - Rena (and Michelle)

It's a miracle this cake came together. Fellow HTC baker Michelle and I were spending the weekend together, selling our jewelry at Michelle's loft. We had agreed to make a red velvet layer cake with cream cheese frosting. We had all our ingredients which had been purchased earlier in the week. We figured there would be some downtime throughout the day and we'd bake the cake.

Like I said, it's a miracle it came together. We threw it all together in a matter of minutes. Michelle did all the hard work including dealing with the food coloring which is always a hot mess. Something went wrong along the way because the cake was super dense and a little spongy or rubbery. Not sure what we did wrong. Perhaps throwing a cake together in 5 minutes was the problem. It was still edible and wound up being quite tasty with the addition of the frosting.

We didn't have cake pans so we borrowed two square corning dishes from a neighbor. Our cake was very small yet very tall. We used the recipe I used for my red velvet cupcakes.

The frosting was a simple recipe I found online:
  • 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), room temperature
  • 8 oz of Philly cream cheese (1 package), room temperature
  • 2 - 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract



8 comments:

Zoe said...

Not messy...I think it looks good and yummy too...

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I think a messy and homely cake is the best type to dig into. I don't want to dive into an austere fondant covered cake..

Elena G. said...

Love the name!

Angela/Soap Mom's Kitchen/Sutherland Soap Creamery said...

Glass of milk and your cake and I am good to go. Looks absolutely delectable!!!!! I agree who wants a fondant cake when you can have a homemade cake with cream cheese frosting!!!!!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

looks pretty!

Rena said...

Thanks everyone! The "Hot Mess" refers to how we put it together. :) It came out looking pretty cute in the end.

Jessica said...

Numnumnum!! :-)

Colleen said...

mmmmm....looks delicious.