Our most current contest concept, Your Best Layer Cake (Redux), was a trip down memory lane, taking us back to the initially Food52 recipe contest. We needed our community of talented bakers to give us their most imaginative and delicious layer cakes and they did not disappoint.
With these an wonderful array of cakes it was hard to slender points down, but right after fortunately testing and tasting, we selected two delectable confections. On the 1 hand, Antonia James’ Coffee Mascarpone-Loaded Fudgy Olive Oil Cake with Almond Praline Mascarpone Topping is a creamy, dreamy, fudgy cake with a crunch from the almond praline. And on the other, GML’s Pistachio Cake with Confiture Ispahan and Strawberry Swiss Buttercream is an elegant, inventive, moist and tender pistachio cake with confiture Ispahan that is totally delectable.
Pinpointing a winner is in no way an quick undertaking, specially with two awesome recipes. But thanks to our wonderful local community, who forged their votes to assist us out, we have a profitable cake. Cue the drum roll….
Pistachio Cake With Confiture Ispahan & Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Congratulations, GML—your cake was beloved by all! We are thrilled to understand much more about you and your profitable recipe in the Q&A underneath. We want to congratulate the runner up AntoniaJames, whose Coffee Mascarpone-Stuffed Fudgy Chocolate Cake with Almond Praline Mascarpone Filling was also totally delectable.
What’s your least beloved food stuff?
Quickly food items burgers. In my head, they are an insult to American delicacies. Also…green bell peppers. I cannot even be in the place if they are staying chopped.
What is the finest issue you’ve got created so considerably this year?
This cake, of course!
Describe your most stunning kitchen area catastrophe.
There are so, so, so several. My first try at French meringue buttercream is noteworthy. The meringue evaporated absent right away and I woke up to a very unattractive cake sloppily slathered in just somewhat sweetened butter.
What is your concept of convenience foodstuff?
Anything with the magic combination of butter, cream, sugar, and flour. So basically, any cake, cookie, muffin, or biscuit. I whip up a mug cake or bake a one muffin a few of moments a 7 days. Cake just by no means disappoints.
Apron or no apron?
Pink apron, normally.
What’s your favorite food stuff-connected scene in a movie?
All the scenes in The Significant Evening. All that gorgeous authentic Italian foodstuff. I think about that timpano all the time and have my eye on a Foods52 recipe for it.
Who is anyone you’d love to cook for, and why?
Once I introduced a slice of cake to Aisha Momaney, the pastry chef at Gravitas, a person of my beloved D.C. eating places. Her carrot cake frosting is so impressive, so I messaged her on social media and she really kindly shared her recipe. I acknowledge, it’s a minor bizarre bringing food stuff to a restaurant, but I was proud and desired her to taste her frosting on my cardamom cake. I definitely adore the way she elevates fundamentals and provides clever, considerate prospers that make her desserts so memorable. She put streusel on the side of a cake when. Outstanding!
We hope you had a chance to make GML’s scrumptious cake! You can congratulate her and our runner up AntoniaJames in the remark segment.