July 21, 2013 by maddieswab
Oopsy daisy is right. I baked this layer cake for my sister’s fifteenth birthday last year and it didn’t turn out quite like it should have.
I had never baked a layer cake before and decided to tackle the Oopsy Daisy Cake as my first. It is a simple cake, but I did make a few mistakes along the way.
I had no problems with the actual baking of the cake; my layers turned out moist, delicious, and really saved my cake. The frosting, however, was a different story. I tried to do everything right. I thought the frosting would be a cinch to whip up and, as a result, so would frosting the cake. Boy, was I wrong. The frosting turned out lumpy (probably because I didn’t let my cold ingredients sit at room temperature long enough), and frosting the cake was even harder than dealing with lumpy frosting!
While I can say that this was one incredibly ugly cake, it was also delicious! My family loved the chocolate and peanut butter combination in cake form and we quickly gobbled up the leftovers the few days they survived.
I don’t think I’ll be baking the Oopsy Daisy Cake again because of the difficulty I had with it my first time, but it’s a great starter layer cake and I definitely know what not to do when baking layer cakes!
Check out the other Baked Sunday Mornings posts here. Hopefully the other bakers produced a more attractive cake than mine!
Recipe from Baked Elements: Our 10 Favorite Ingredients by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito.