Tuesday, April 6, 2010

White Chocolate Cake with Lemon Cream

Easter this year we were in charge of bringing dessert as well as the sacred Prime Rib.  We are in charge of this because when leaving Publix the other day Byrd saw the cover of Women's Day Magazine.  On the cover was a beautiful three layered cake.  A white chocolate cake with lemon cream to be exact.  Although we didn't buy the magazine she found the recipe as soon as we got home, then called her mom, and just like that we are in charge of dessert.  Until recently we never baked, but we were up to the challenge.  There were only going to be  6 of us at Easter so we didn't really need a three layer cake, we decided to just make a 2 layer cake and eat the 3rd layer for a Saturday snack.  Other than that we followed the recipe.  We made the cakes on Saturday to get them done, our oven was going to be taken Sunday morning.  The cake came together beautifully. We couldn't find candied lemon peel, so we opted to cover the top with lemon zest and wheels.
Beautiful cake.
So pretty.
With the cake finished we put it in the fridge to set while the prime rib was finishing.  At this point all was good.  Then we got in the car.  Now we had discussed the short drive, and had a plan.  Byrd would drive and I would hold the cake so there would be no unnecessary jolts.  As we pulled out of our driveway and headed down the street the top layer of the cake started to slowly slide off the bottom layer.  The next 10 minutes were a constant struggle to keep the top layer on, while all of the insides slowly melted on to the cake stand.
Nothing left in the middle.
Lesson learned, when bringing dessert it should only be one layer. or just decorate it there.  That is what Duff does, we watch the show, why didn't we think of that. Not that this is anything comparable to anything on that show, but for us a masterpiece.   Everyone was polite and still said it looked great, but I know what it looks like.  All in all it was a delicious cake and I guess that is what matters in the end.


  1. a bold choice to blog the issue... learning curve for us all.

    I have had two issues with traveling with food so I feel for you from bitter experience

  2. I have the biggest dining room (and the biggest family), so everyone travels here for holidays. A couple of times guests have brought cake, and I welcome them into my kitchen for decorating the cake, and offer them any supplies they need. Your cake was really pretty anyway, and I'll bet it was delicious!

  3. Since I was one of those eating this beautiful cake, let me say, IT WAS DELICIOUS!! I am sorry for the trauma it caused John and Sarah, but it was truly divine!