Kara and I discussed what flavors we could bring together that were somewhat nostalgic and yet modern with a twist. Huge fan of the classic berry and tart combo, so we thought, lets bring the bold passion fruit to the front line! So here it is! One of the THREE flavor combos that we chose to highlight on our recent Duff Till Dawn appearance... we unleash the deliciousness on to you, so that you too can have a little piece of our experience. Don't forget to go over to Kara's Couture Cakes and show her some love for creating these mouthwatering bad boys. Enjoy!
Didn't catch our episode? You can find it here >> Duff Till Dawn, Season 1 (Outer Space Cakes)
I torte my cake by hand. I'm simply very practiced at it and I just have a knack visually for seeing what I'm doing. I can perfectly line up and hang photos without a measuring tape too. <--- Random facts about Kara, right there.
My vanilla cake recipe will bake to just over 1.5 inches high in each 8" pan when split evenly. Pressing the tops down with a slightly smaller pan and paper towel between them after 10 minutes, just before removing from the pan, will give you much more level cakes with less doming and less trimming required to level them. Then you just have to eyeball them in half.
I torte to 3/4 inch per cake layer and spread a thin layer of raspberry reduction on the cake (1/3 of the total quantity of raspberry you have made).
Then I use 1/2 inch of passion fruit butter cream in between layers.
You can refrigerate between adding new layers of filling, especially if you are going to cover this cake in fondant. Since I was serving it nakey to show off it's beautiful color and layers, I didn't. I wanted just a bit of that passionfruit buttercream to peek out from between the layers. I was smoothing it over anyways.
The next time someone asks for the all-too-typical but undying traditional raspberry lemon cake, suggest this instead. It's a nice contemporary update to the classic. The remaining two recipes will be released a bit later this week, each in it's own post, 'cause MAN there is tons to include!
Guess what else we have for you?! All those hard to find delicious pastes (we use them in all the Duff Till Dawn Trio of recipes)
Last modified on January 21st, 2021
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