The Kitchn's Baking School Day 19: All about layer cakes.
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Let's face it. Layer cakes will always steal the show. Heavenly cake layers slathered in fluffy frosting — who could turn down a slice?
There are endless combinations of layer cake delights. From tender butter cake and decadent chocolate cake to light-as-air chiffon cake and fruit-studded seasonal cake, there is a layer cake for everyone. And while there are so many different varieties of cakes, fillings, and frostings, many follow the same methods for preparation, checking doneness, stacking, and storing. Let's explore what you need to know for massive layer cake success.