he first "Vintage Cake" I made was the "Jam Cake" with caramel chocolate ganache frosting. This is a three layer cake; the recipe calling for buttermilk, lots of spices, and 12 ounces of jam. I used home made raspberry jam. And yes, I forgot to take a picture. I gave it to my brother and sister-in-law. They report that the cake was moist and delicious. I know that the ganache was delicious, I tasted it a few times!
Then, I made this amazing cake! It's a dark chocolate cake with a layer of bittersweet chocolate ganache on each layer (2) and frosted with a creamy butter cream. I just love it! The ganache is very fudgy and tastes wonderful with the cake and buttercream frosting. The buttercream is made with whipped egg whites, vanilla, and butter. It's smooth and creamy and not too sweet! Mmmmmm
You can see that I didn't quite spread the ganache evenly, guess I'll have to keep trying until I get it just right!! Oh, well....eating the mistakes won't be too much of a problem!
I am looking forward to making a lot more of these cakes, such as the Gingerbread Icebox Cake, made of stacked gingerbread cookies and mascarpone mousse, The Classic Cake, a yellow cake with chocolate fudge frosting, yes, the Stack Cake, the Butterscotch Cream Roll-up, the Lemon Queen Cakes with Meringue Frosting..........I have a lot of baking to do! My husband is thrilled!
The "Vintage Cakes" cookbook would be a great gift for a baker, or even some new dessert options for yourself. Enjoy!
Have a great week and stay warm...it is 16 degrees here, brrr!