Naked Cake

Naked Cake | Be What We LoveI’ve been obsessed with naked cakes since last year, you might remember my berry layer sponge cake, which had a naked look.  A couple days ago, I decided to bake another cake with the naked look and fresh flowers. I used the Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake recipe from Cook’s Illustrated book and a lemon and lavender filling.

Lemon-Lavender Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

8 T butter, softened (1 stick)

1 tsp grated lemon zest

2T lemon juice

1 ½ tsp dried lavender buds. Ground

½ tsp vanilla

2 1/3 cup confectioners sugar

Mix cream cheese, butter and sugar in a food processor or mixer.  Add other ingredients until smooth.Naked Cake | Be What We LoveNaked Cake | Be What We LoveNaked Cake | Be What We Love

And because I couldn’t resist baking another one, here is how I decorated one more using my new faux bois cake stand,  peach and coral roses.

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8 thoughts on “Naked Cake

  1. Katie Ryan says:

    Beautiful!! I am curious what size cake pans you used for this? Did you just use the standard recipe for 3 Cake pans? I want to make this for my family for Easter, I already know the frosting will be out of this world! Thank you for inspiring me 🙂

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