This week’s recipe is the Berry Surprise Cake, chosen by Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen. When I first heard the name of this cake, the first thing that popped in my mind was the Perfect Party Cake. I thought they would be similar, but instead I saw that the Berry Surprise Cake was actually just a one-layer cake baked in a springform pan. The techniques and methods used sounded really interesting to me, so I was excited about getting started.
I hit a little snag on the way. Dorie said to beat the egg yolks until ribbons formed for about 5-7 minutes. I kept beating and beating and I thought I was close enough to ribbons and I didn’t want to overbeat the mixture, so I stopped. When I pulled the cake out of the oven, it sank in the middle. I’m not totally sure, but I think it was because I didn’t beat the mixture long enough. Since the cake sank so much, I decided to just fill the part that sank in with the filling. This actually worked out quite well and no one was the wiser. I decided to use strawberries since they were easier to find (and cheaper) than raspberries. The whipped cream frosting was very good and was just sweet enough. The whipped cream and cream cheese filing went so well with this cake. It was very well recieved when I served it. The strawberries made me wish it was summer though- hard to imagine in these freezing cold temperatures we’ve been having! Thanks to Mary Ann for choosing this cake. You can view the recipe on her blog. Head over to the Tuesdays with Dorie blog so see the other berry creations!