Monday, March 1, 2010

Cocoa Buttermilk Birthday Cake

It wasn't anyone's birthday but I wanted to experiment with chocolate cake and white frosting. Is it possible to make a cake, frost it, refrigerate it, and serve it the next day? (For example, at a wedding in August?)

I tried the Cocoa Buttermilk Birthday Cake and used the marshmallow frosting. I've made the frosting before and it is fun to make, cheerfully pretty, smooth, shiny and yummy.

The cake looked pretty good here at home, but was beginning to deteriorate after a night in the fridge. By the time it made a two-hour drive the next day, it had even further deteriorated. It still tasted good, although the cake was very fudgy, the middle layer of frosting had been absorbed by the cake, and the marshmallow frosting itself was neither smooth nor shiny. We each had a piece, but decided this frosting didn't transport well. More experimentation needed!

1 comment:

  1. Yup. This was a dud when we ate it. It was a remarkably heavy cake, almost like a two layer iced brownie.