Whipped Cream Layer Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes one 9 inch 23 cm ) 2-layer cake, about


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

I’ve always been fascinated by this cake recipe, which derives some of its tenderness and lightness from the butterfat and air in whipped cream. One of the times I was fortunate to visit James Beard in the mid-1970s, he recounted that someone had just submitted a recipe to a cake contest he was judging that was “little more than some sweetened whipped cream, a couple of eggs, and some flour.” He had loved the cake, but felt it lacked complexity (of preparation) and therefore could not be a