Learn how your comment data is processed. He added potato starch to all of his recipes claiming it is the secret ingredient. Using a revolving cake decorating stand is ideal because you can slowly spin the top of the stand while holding the smoother against the sides of the cake. I am so glad to hear that everyone love this cake!!! As you stack the layers, gently press down on each layer with your hands to compress them slightly. Rinse and dry the bowl. And this is where baking science takes its roll. In this Lemon Cake Recipe, as in most cake recipes, you’ll notice the words “at room temperature” after the butter, eggs, and buttermilk. Will you let me know how they come out? Thank you so much Nichole! Yes, they really are not difficult to make! Unlike cornstarch, the potato starch will not mask the cake flavors. Feel free to skip it. Use 1/3-1/2 cup per cake… ), Does this help? About Blackberry Italian Meringue Buttercream. The air in the beaten egg whites will give the baking soda plenty of little pockets to expand in the oven so that the cake layers rise evenly and have a lovely light and fluffy texture. Fold in the blackberries. Your email address will not be published. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Frosted with Blackberry Italian Meringue Buttercream, they’ll be delicious! Using a fork, mash the blackberries to a fine puree. Which sugar did you use? Use the smoother to scoop more and more buttercream onto the cake, gently pressing it onto the cake as you do. Delish and just enough lemon taste to add some zing but not overpower!!! Start by scooping a large amount of buttercream on the top of the cake. Add in the lemon zest and extract. I am soooo happy to hear that this cake was a success, Cait! Grease a 10 cup bundt cake with butter and dust with flour. In a large measuring cup, mix together the sour cream and lemon juice. Any recommended adjustments? Or would you bake 8 slightly taller layers for a minute or two longer? Your email address will not be published. Spread each top (which is actually the flat bottom sides)with blackberry jam while cake is still hot. I would add a bit more batter to the pan – about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups – and bake the layers for longer. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Tag @ofbatteranddough on Instagram and hashtag it #ofbatteranddough. This cake is spring on a plate and as delicious as it is impressive. This cake is spring on a plate and as delicious as it is impressive. Lovely recipe..very informative on baking science too. This creamy layer cake is complemented by bursts of blackberries for a real tea time treat. I’ve used it as the base for all sorts of different flavored fillings and frostings over the years. I am obsessed with blackberries! The key to covering a layer cake with buttercream without knocking over all those layers is to use a LOT of buttercream. I’m planning a nice sharp finish on the buttercream and hoping the cake will stand for this look. Split the batter between 2 greased and lined 20cm sandwich tins and bake for 40-45 minutes, until cooked through. love this idea of the drizzle!! There’s new canes growing this summer, so next year they should produce fruit, barring another cold winter. Please let me know if you have any other questions! Beat together the butter and sugar until light and creamy using an electric whisk. In a large bowl, stir together the butter and sugar, stir in the eggs, lemon zest and juice until well blended. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan with baking spray. Add 5 egg whites to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and sprinkle in the cream of tarter. With the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on medium speed until foamy. I was mixing them with other fruit like peaches to make galettes using your recipe. Invert cakes from pans onto rack to cool. One of the greatest things about Italian Meringue Buttercream (besides it’s silky taste and texture), is how easily it incorporates a wide variety of flavorings. I would actually suggest that you use this recipe for the cupcakes: https://ofbatteranddough.com/buttermilk-caramel-cupcakes/ The recipe was removed from your favourites, The ingredients were added to your shopping list, The ingredients were not added to your shopping list, please try again, Select the ingredients you want to add to your shopping list. *Once all the layers are baked, they can be wrapped individually in plastic wrap and kept at room temperature for up to 2 days before filling and decorating. Please don’t ignore it. Lower speed to low and add eggs one at a time, waiting for each egg to completely incoporate before adding the next. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, letting excess extend over sides of pan. Invert cakes from pans onto rack to cool. ★☆. Whisk together the remaining icing ingredients until light and fluffy. But, the process isn’t actually complicated at all. Summer is just a few weeks away and I can’t wait. ©2012–2020 All Rights Reserved.Design by Purr. I was quite concerned that I messed up the buttercream at several points (some separation with the butter, I thought I overwhipped the meringue, and the instant chai was a little gritty at first), but your trouble shooting was dead on: when in doubt, just keep whipping. There are a few things that are important to get right, and so I’ve erred on the side of giving you too much information rather than not enough. When the two are combined, the baking soda breaks down to: I have to give credit for this one to Mr. Warren Brown author of my all time favorite baking book Cake Love. Here’s what I would do: Bake the Gluten Free Vanilla Cake in three layers as directed in the recipe. Starting snd finishing with the flour mix. With the mixer running, gradually sprinkle in 2/3 cup of the sugar and beat until glossy, stiff peaks form. While many sources say that it’s safe to leave eggs out of the refrigerator for up to 8 hours, 2 hours is enough to bring them to room temperature and on the conservative side of the safety question. Stir to incoporate and set a side. The egg whites are beaten separately (with a bit of cream of tarter and sugar to help stabilize them) until stiff peaks form when you lift up beater, then folded gently into the batter to preserve as much air as possible. We are all familiar with baking soda as a leavening agent. Increase mixer speed to high and beat egg whites until soft peaks form. ★☆ Cook some sugar and water in a pan to create a sugar syrup. Add half to the butter mixture, stir just until combined, then stir in the milk, then the remaining dry ingredients, stirring just until combined.