Mini Vanilla Bean Cakes with Lemon Curd And Raspberry Filling
I have never really honed my cake baking skills and I hope to do so sometime soon. I do like baking cakes though I hate eating cakes. I have never liked cake.
Unlike me, my family LOVES cake. Occasionally I break down and make some for them and I really like making individual cakes. The cake-a-holics like having one to themselves. First, I lined each springform with parchment paper and sprayed them with cooking spray.
For the batter I used a basic yellow vanilla cake recipe.
Not being certain how long these would take, I opened the oven door to check on them too often and the centers fell a bit. This is why I need to work on my cake baking skills. This is just a stupid mistake and I should have known better.
However, I soldered on and cut them in half. I placed the indented side down which flattened out from the weight of the rest of the cake.
I brushed each side with simple syrup, seedless raspberry jam and lemon curd and then sandwiched them bake together.
Then I made a classic buttercream vanilla bean frosting and covered them in it.
To finish, I sprinkled them with clear sanding sugar.
I tried to get closeups of them cut. This did not work well. I also need to hone my photography skills.
Maybe at some point in the future I will be able to bake glorious cakes and take beautiful pics of them. Or not.