|By Sharon on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 - 04:37 pm: Edit|
Am looking for a recipe for a French Vanilla Cake with Raspberry filling and a rich buttercream frosting....was served at a wedding reception and was delicious. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
|By raine on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 - 02:38 pm: Edit|
"french" vanilla cake? Is there such a thing?
Perhaps you mean genoise cake? Um... personally I think all buttercreams are rich, could you be a little more specific,please. Raspberry filling? Was it more like a jam, compote or a syrup?
|By sharon on Friday, August 18, 2000 - 11:36 am: Edit|
Thanks for your response.....am not sure what genoise cake is. Could you fill me in on that, please? As for the raspberry filling, it was a thin layer....probably a jam, as it did not soak into cake as a syrup might do.
|By Raine on Friday, August 18, 2000 - 05:40 pm: Edit|
Genoise is a european sponge cake. It's less sweet and somewhat drier than an american type sponge cake. IMHO
I think you might be looking for a white cake made with buttermilk. I have recipe laying around somewhere, if you would like to try that?
|By toots on Friday, August 18, 2000 - 09:25 pm: Edit|
It might depend on what area of the country you had the cake. Was it from a Bakery or a home baker? A lot of home bakers for wedding cakes use box mixes. This might be where you are getting the term "french vanilla?" Was it a buttercream, with shortening and sugar, or a butter cream with eggs, and butter?
Hope this can help you find your answer in the long run.
|By Sharon on Saturday, August 19, 2000 - 09:16 am: Edit|
It was a home baker....so you might be right about the "French Vanilla" from a mix. And it was in Florida...if that gives you any clue. The icing was with shortening & sugar, I feel certain. Do you have any idea what was used for the raspberry filling? Thanks for your input.
|By raine on Saturday, August 19, 2000 - 04:51 pm: Edit|
My guess would be that the raspberry filling was store bought also. Probably rasperry preserves. If you go that route, keep in mind, you get what you pay for. Go with a good quality brand and add some chambord to tweek it. Or if it's too sweet add lemon.