Cherry Vanilla Naked Tall Cake
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When I was at the Wilton Sweet Up event in April, we learned all about the cake trends big for this year. I was obsessed with the new Wilton Easy Layers! Cake pan that makes (5) 6 inch layers at once out of one cake mix.
And when I say obsessed, I mean I talked my husband’s ear off until he drove me the hour and a half to the nearest Sur La Table to buy one. Now don’t worry if you don’t have a Sur La Table by you, it will be available at all Wilton retailers and through Wilton.com in July.
Inside the box there are several recipes that come with the cake pans. So many of them look incredible, including a citrus tall cake and an everything but the kitchen sink cake. But I wanted to make an easy cake everyone could do in very little time.
I decided on a Cherry Vanilla cake. I purchased a French Vanilla cake mix and made it, separating it equally into the five cake pans.
Now on to the decorating! Another thing I learned at the Wilton Sweet Up was all about the trends in cake decorating. Two of them were tall cakes and buttercream icing. I wanted to incorporate both of them, and include a naked cake! But remember that I promised an easy cake? I think I accomplished all of the above.
So after you make the cakes from your favorite vanilla boxed cake mix, grab some cherry pie filling off the shelf in the baking aisle and vanilla frosting. Here I used the Wilton recipe for vanilla buttercream that I actually have memorized I make it so much! Plus a cake stand, or plate.
This cake requires no special cake decorating skills. Smooth some frosting directly on your cake plate. This will help anchor your cake and keep it from sliding off.
Next, place your first layer on the cake stand. Then add a layer of icing on top.
Add on layer two and simply spoon on cherry pie filling.
Repeat the process. For the top layer it starts to get a little less steady, so I iced my top layer on the cooling rack before adding it to the top.
If you are worried about the steadiness of your tall cake, you can add a skewer down the middle. Just cut with kitchen scissors.
All done! Super easy. Promise. Slap on the icing, spoon on the toppings and done!
Perfection is not the key here. The cherry pie filling dripping down the sides adds to the appeal and makes it drool worthy.
And the cherries that fall to the bottom invite you to grab a slice!
By being a naked cake, with no icing on the sides, it makes for the perfect summer afternoon dessert. Fruity, sweet and fun!
What do you think of the three trends I embraced? Are you into the tall cakes? Happy for the big return of buttercream icing? And what about the naked cakes. Love em or hate em?