This year for our Easter get together, my responsibility was to make dessert. It’s a job I don’t mind, but I typically choose something fairly easy, because, well, I’m lazy.
OK, maybe lazy isn’t the right word. I’m already overwhelmed in my life in general, so the thought of a complicated dessert is extremely unappealing.
But, after watching a little too much of The Great British Bake Off, I was motivated to make a little more effort. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still didn’t choose a complicated dessert. I’m not nuts, after all.
I did decide to step out of my comfort zone and make a triple layer cake.
Admittedly, I used boxed cake. Honestly, it taste just as good and it’s easier. I’m telling you, I’m a big fan of simplifying life as much as I can. Duncan Hines is my favorite brand of boxed cakes, so I grabbed two of these babies.
After mixing the cake mix with it’s accompanying ingredients, I added Kirkland’s Organic blueberries mixed with flour to prevent them from sinking to the bottom (it didn’t work, by the way.) Then, put the cakes in the oven for about 25-28 minutes. I used 3 9in. round pans.
While the cakes were baking, I made the frosting consisting of a whole lot of butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice and zest, a bit of vanilla, and a pinch of salt.
I also rinsed the fresh blueberries for the top of the cake, so they could dry and be ready. I may have snacked on a few. You’re basically crazy not to.
Once the cakes cooled for about 5 minutes, I cut off the rounded tops to make the layers uniform. Have I mentioned I’ve been watching The Great British Bake Off? Professional status here!
Then, let the frosting begin! I put a light layer of frosting on the platter to help keep the cake in place. I put a decent amount of frosting in between each layer to maintain moisture and flavor throughout.
After frosting and letting it set in the freezer for about 10 minutes or so, I was able to spread it smoothly and place the yummy fresh blueberries on top.
I will admit, I was nervous. I didn’t really follow a recipe, which is extremely difficult for my perfectionist, control freak brain. I was certain I screwed it up and it would taste awful. Quite to the contrary, it is was BOMB.
Easter cake for the win!