This week is Buttery Pound Cake with Salty Caramel Glaze, which is a total winner! I reminds me of the Hair of the Dog Rum cake, which is another one of my favorite Baked Occasions recipes. This caramel cake was easy to put together and the results were delicious. I don’t think you can go wrong when the recipe calls for pouring caramel overtop of a warm cake, especially when the result is basically marbled caramel throughout.
This Easter Coconut Sheet Cake was delicious! I was so pleased with how well it came out. The cake was moist, coconutty, and not too sweet. I couldn’t find coconut cream at Safeway, and Trader Joe’s was sold out of cream of coconut, so after a quick google search I decided to substitute heavy cream.
I was a little apprehensive about the frosting, as I’ve had trouble with Baked’s buttercream recipes in the past. But this one came together with no trouble. I took the butter out of the freezer when I started making the cake, and by the time I got to making the frosting I think it had warmed to the perfect, yet vague, “cool but not cold” temperature. I skipped the piping and coloring recommended in the book. While the result in Baked Occasions is adorable, I decided to simply go with some shredded coconut on top.
Despite how pleased I was with the results, I’m not sure if I would make this again. It is a lot of work! (Mainly because having 9 egg yolks left over meant I had to make ice cream and lemon bars too :).)