Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Heavenly Cake Bakers - Miette's Tomboy

Post for Miette's Tomboy recipe out of Rose Levy Beranbaum's "Heavenly Cakes"  cookbook.
HCB'ers Miette Tomboy

  • A fudgy chocolate cake, all of 6-inches around, is the perfect size dessert and one of the BEST chocolate cakes I have yet baked! 
  • Buttercream frosting whipped into a light, fluffy consistency with vanilla bean paste and a touch of marachino syrup added for a light cherry flavor.

I used (2) 6-inch pans because my pan with the 3-inch high sides mysterously went into hiding.  Rose put instructions for both single and 2-pan baking times so no worries.

What an amazing little cake.  Buttercream frosting is not a favorite for me but this recipe made piping so easy.  The vanilla bean seeds added to the visual seduction of the creamy, soft frosting and the first thought coming to mind is if I have any special occasions coming up to give me a reason to share this perfect miniature cake.

The rest of the Heavenly Cake Bakers are so imaginative, so go take a peek by clicking here for the blog roll.


Mr. Capoeira Sydney said...

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Cart Ridge said...

I had fun reading the post. :)

Shandy said...

Mr. Capoeira Sydney: Thank you for the sweet compliment! Your site looks amazing too.

Shandy said...

Cart Ridge, thank you!

Jenn said...

So pretty Shandy. I love your piping and the little pink candy balls. So feminine and festive! It seems a lot of us are in agreement that this is the best chocolate cake.

Vicki said...

How pretty is this cake?! Truly adorable.

Chef E said...

This looks wonderful! I am not great at cake making outside of a bundt pan lol, so if mine came out one fourth as beautiful as yours I would be happy! One of my top three fav cakes too!

lola said...

What a lovely presentation. Your baking and decorating skills continue to amaze me. I love the tint of pink.

Shandy said...

Jenn, Thank you for your wonderful comments! I loved how dainty the cake looked.

Vicki, thank you!

Chef E, bundet cakes are such wonderful cakes all their own! Thank you!

Lola, you are so sweet! Your cakes are always beautiful too.

faithy, the baker said...

Love how you pipe it..so pretty!

Gloria said...

A little fudgy chocolate cake sounds pretty heavenly to me! Your cake is beautiful!

Bizzy said...

Shandy, this is beautiful. I bet is was scrumptious.

FJK said...

Wow! What a beautiful cake.
I have the cookbook and will put it on my list to try.

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