Berry Surprise Cake (Tuesdays with Dorie)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Berry Surprise Cake (Tuesdays with Dorie)
Berry Surprise Cake

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie, Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen chose Berry Surprise Cake on pages 273-275 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

Now, before I tell you about the cake, let me tell you about Mary Ann. Mare (as she signs her posts), is amazing!!! She posts practically everyday and her family eats GOOD. Everything she makes is fun, healthy (besides our tasty treats, but I'm sure everything is in moderation at her house), and yummy. If you don't subscribe to her blog, you definitely should!

Berry Surprise Cake (Tuesdays with Dorie) Berry Surprise Cake (Tuesdays with Dorie)
Based on the comments from other bakers, people had some difficulty with the whole egg genoise cake. I'm in the club!! I thought I treated my eggs like the divas they are, but alas, I got a sinkhole.

Berry Surprise Cake (Tuesdays with Dorie)
Oh well, I made one 6-inch cake (froze that one) and two 4-inch cakes. I simply cut the sunken tops off the 4-inch cakes and stacked them together. I didn't have anything raspberry flavored so I just used a simple syrup of sugar and water.

Berry Surprise Cake (Tuesdays with Dorie)
I picked up some raspberries grown in Mexico at Trader Joe's. It was all very yummy! I'm interested in seeing what other fruits the TWD bakers used! Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers! And look for the recipe on Mary Ann's blog.
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Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

this looks so nice. Even with the problems you encountered the finished result is perfect :)

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

I was having a little bit of a hard time imagining how this cake would "work" (looks-wise), but now I know...yours look wonderful. Today will be an amazing day...thanks for baking all those treats to celebrate!

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

Glad yours came out regardless of the trouble! Mine turned out pretty, but it fell too much and I wasn't happy with the flavor of the cake. Oh well, next week! :)

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

AH! Amazing pictures for a darn close to perfect cake! Everything look great, very, very nice job on that one!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for your kind words! Your cake looks perfect and so delicious. I have to go check out your Obama treats!

Mari said... [Reply to comment]

GORGEOUS! I'm wishing I was your next door neighbor, not that you'd share these with me, because I certainly wouldn't share, if I was you!

farah said... [Reply to comment]

Looking at your cakes you would never know you had any problems, it looks fantastic!

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

Great call on the simple syrup. When I was eating mine I really wished that I had gone that route. They look beautiful, as usual!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

WOW!! This looks absolutely picture perfect !! Great job on the cake and the decorating! I bet it turned out super delicious!

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

I love the visual of your cake. To be honest, I wasn't impressed by the cake flavor of this recipe. I've had better. :)

Jodie said... [Reply to comment]

gorgeous cake! Love the raspberries

Tammy said... [Reply to comment]

your cake looks amazing!

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

Your minis are adorable. Great job and they look so yummy!!!

Fit Chick said... [Reply to comment]

Glad you liked yours, mine had very little flavor. Your pictures are very nice.

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

gorgeous. i would have never known you had the egg problem if you hadn't mentioned it!

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

Wow - all the great things you made leading up to the cake look spectacular - I love the celebration cupcakes, too!

Passionate Baker said... [Reply to comment]

your cake looks beautiful!
great job!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

I love the raspberries tumbling out of your cake! Looks fabulous!

Di said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, wow. I wish I had some raspberries like yours--they look great. I definitely want to try this again when berries are more available around here.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Sinkage or not, your cake looks great. That's what the filling/topping are for, right?

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

I think your cakes look GREAT!!! The divas kicked my butt.

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

you dealt with the "sinkhole" situation well--they are so cute!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Now this looks down right SEXY! You are on a roll!!!! Keep the amazing food coming and fabulous photos..

natalia said... [Reply to comment]

Ciao ! Your cakes are so beautiful ! And I love all the American desserts too !

Jacque said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my, you are making me sad I didn't get to this recipe. (Note to self, must try this.)

Your pictures are fantastic... they belong in a magazine.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Your little cake turned out too cute! I had more problems with the cake assembly versus the cake itself, but definitely agree that this was quite delish. Nice idea to freeze the 6" --- you can break that baby out when berries come in season (which isn't soon enough)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

These look wonderful. No one would even know about the sinkhole. Mine fell too. I don't know how to handle divas, what can I say

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

Great little mini, and you have another one in the freezer! Good work.

Stephany Benbow said... [Reply to comment]

That first shot of the mini cake is so yummy. There is something so perfect about fresh berries on fluffy white cream

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