Mollie & bPaulie's Wedding Cake

Mollie & bPaulie's Wedding Cake
Many Thanks to Rosie for decorating the buh jeepers out of that !!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Father, I Cannot Tell A Lie, I Cut Down the Cherry Tree

Happy Presidents Day!
What's a better place to visit on such an event, than Lebanon, Ohio; the home of The Golden Lamb Restaurant and Inn. The Golden Lamb, the oldest continuously running hotel in Ohio,has hosted twelve U.S. Presidents since it opened its doors in 1803. About four years later, a home was built about four blocks down the road, which still stands and is the oldest residence in Lebabon. This is the home of my close friend, and fellow Cake Creator, Will Corson. Together, we each bake Scratch Made Cakes, and serve them once a month at The Avenue Patio and Lounge, in Covington, KY.
Will discovered that he had a recipe for one of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington's favorite dessert. Sweet Cream Cake with Cherries. While Will's house was being erected, President Jefferson was perhaps indulging in the aesthetical and gluttonous enjoyment of this fine pastry.

Sweet Cream Cake With Cherries

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups heavy cream, whipped
1 jar (10 oz) cherry jam
6 ounces fresh cherries
mint sprigs


Preheat oven 350 degrees
Grease 2 8 inch square baking pans; line bottoms with waxed paper that has been greased; flour paper and pans.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and 3/4 cup sugar into a bowl.
Beat eggs, vanilla and remaining sugar in another bowl.
Beat in flour mixture just until combined.
Fold in whipped cream and scrape into prepared pans.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Cool pans on rack for 10 min then remove cakes from pans to rack and cool completely
Split each cake in half horizonally with serrated knife.
Place one layer, cut side up, on serving plate.
Spread with 1/3 of jam.
Repeat with remaining layers and jam, leaving top layer plain.

Frost sides and top with frosting recipe below.

Whipped Cream Frosting:

Beat 1 1/2 cups heavy cream and 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar to soft peaks.

Garnish cake with cherries and mint..


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  2. all of this was an elaborate excuse to use the word'erected' wasn't it? well it sounds yummy, so i will attempt it gluten free on wednesday and repot back. except, owen hates cherries, so perhaps we'll use raspberries.

  3. Nice Potty Mouth, Amy!!! I'll pretend I don't know where you learned it!

  4. This was one of the best cakes I've ever had in my Life!!!