Hello! I’m back, sunburnt, over-tired, and ready to start the (super-fun!) process of looking at my vacation photos. So, this post will be short—one to tide you over until I write up my vacation, boring you silly with the details (you’re excited, right? right?) I’m really only writing because:
Yes, you heard me, I completed the Daring Bakers challenge even though the deadline coincided with the first day back from my vacation. See, this month, I was a good DB. I knew I wouldn’t be able to procrastinate until the absolute-last-minute before deadline and I made this cake ahead of time. I know, I’m just that good.
The challenge was Dorie Greenspan’s Party Cake and we were encourage to play around as much as we liked. I used orange marmalade as my filling. It doesn’t make for a pretty cake—one where every layer is cut with a beautiful red stripe of raspberry jam—but it was the only homemade jam I had on hand and the tanginess of the orange and lemon in the marmalade was great with the buttermilk cake and buttermilk whipped cream topping.
The challenge was hosted by Morven and you can find the recipe on her page (sorry, I’m being lazy). To make my version, substitute orange marmalade for the lemon curd, take out the coconut, and use buttermilk whipped cream instead of the icing (1/3 cup buttermilk to 2/3 cup whipping cream, with 2 tablespoons of sugar—whipped to your liking.)
I would give you some details about how it tasted, but I’m tired, so go look at all the other wonderful DB posts and drool over their much-prettier-than-mine cakes! I’m going to go take a nap.