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Berry Mascarpone Layer Cake

Berry Mascarpone Layer Cake


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Berry Chantilly Cake



Berry Mascarpone Layer Cake


Ingredients


Vanilla Cake Recipe

  1. 13 oz (368.54 g) bleached cake flour
  2. 13 oz (368.54 g) granulated sugar
  3. 3 tsp (14.79 g) baking powder
  4. 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) salt
  6. 8 oz (226.8 g) butter unsalted
  7. 2 tsp (1 Tbsp) vanilla extract
  8. 1 tsp almond extract
  9. 10 oz (283.5 g) whole milk room temperature
  10. 3 oz (85.05 g) vegetable oil
  11. 3 large (3 large) eggs room temperature


Chantilly Cream Ingredients

  1. 16 oz cream cheese softened
  2. 8 oz unsalted butter softened
  3. 16 oz mascarpone cheese softened
  4. 22 oz powdered sugar sifted
  5. 1 tsp almond extract
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 8 oz heavy whipping cream
  8. 2 tsp instant pudding mix Or any other whipped cream stabilizer.

Berry Cake Filling

  1. 2 cups fresh or frozen berries
  2. 2.5 oz sugar
  3. 1 oz water
  4. 1 oz cornstarch
  5. 1 tsp lemon zest
  6. 2 tsp lemon juice


Instructions


Vanilla Cake Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 335º F/168º C — 350º F/177º C. I tend to use lower setting to prevent my cakes from getting too dark on the outside before the inside is done baking.
  2. Place 4oz of the milk and oil in a separate bowl or cup and set aside
  3. Combine remaining milk, vanilla extract, almond extract and room temp eggs in a separate measuring cup and set aside
  4. Measure out dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) and place them into the stand mixer bowl.
  5. Attach the paddle to the mixer, and turn on the slowest speed (setting 1 on Kitchen Aid mixers). Slowly add chunks of your softened butter until it is all added. Let mix until batter resembles coarse sand.
  6. Add milk/oil mixture into the dry ingredients and mix on medium speed (speed 4 on my KitchenAid) and mix for 2 full minutes. Do not skip this step or your cake will not rise. 
  7. Add in 1/3 of your milk/egg mixture. Repeat 2 more times until batter is just combined. Don't forget to scrape your bowl. 
  8. I always start by baking for 25 minutes for 8" and smaller cakes and 30 minutes for 9" and larger cakes and then checking for doneness. If the cakes are still really jiggly, I add another 5 minutes. I check every 5 minutes after that until I'm close and then it's every 2 minutes. Cakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs.
  9. Remove the cake pan from the oven and "tap" it lightly on the counter once to remove air from the cake and keep it from shrinking un-evenly. 
  10. Place cakes on a cooling rack and press down the dome immediately with an oven mitt covered hand. After cakes have cooled for 10 minutes or the pans are cool enough to touch, flip the cakes over and remove from the pans onto the cooling racks to cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator.
  11. Once the cakes are chilled in the refrigerator (about an hour for this size, longer for larger cakes), tort, fill and crumb coat all at once. If you do not plan on crumb coating the same day, you can leave the wrapped cakes on the countertop. Chilling can dry out your cakes before they are iced, so avoid keeping them in the refrigerator longer than necessary. Cakes can be frozen in freezer bags for later use as well.

Chantilly Cream Instructions

  1. Cream together the softened butter, cream cheese and mascarpone cheese together until smooth.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar and continue creaming until combined
  3. Whip the whipped cream to soft peaks. Add in the pudding mix to stabilize the whipped cream and whip until just combined. Add in the vanilla and almond extract. Peaks should be firm but not curdled. This happens quickly so watch your cream closely! Check out the stabilized whipped cream recipe to see other options to use besides instant pudding mix.
  4. Fold your cream cheese mixture and whipped cream together to make your frosting.

Berry Cake Filling

  1. Place the berries in a medium saucepan with 2.5 oz of sugar and bring to a simmer. 
  2. Combine the cornstarch with the cold water to make a slurry. Pour the slurry into the bubbling berries. 
  3. Cook a few minutes until the mixture is thick (1-2 minutes). Remove the berries from the heat and stir in the zest of one lemon and your lemon juice. 
  4. Cool berry filling before using.


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