I mentioned to you guys my new love of naked cakes. I think they are so classic and elegant and just have that rustic, homemade loveliness that I adore.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am all about the frosting on a cake. In fact almost all my baking is with box cake mix and homemade frosting. I always feel like the frosting makes or breaks the cake. So this is not a dry cake and doesn’t leave you disappointed. You can still be quite generous with the frosting and any fillings you might like but you avoid that sometimes overly sweet and sugary taste of standard cake.
So give a naked cake a shot! They really are incredibly simple to make and you can top them with pretty flowers or fresh fruit.
The cake that I made is lemon cake with buttercream frosting and lemon curd and topped with fresh blueberries. I thought it was delicious and we served this at a recent party. I asked my husband if people seemed to like the cake and he said “Geez I thought the guy next to me was going to eat the plate. He devoured it!” Normally my husband would have said “yup. good.” and that would be about it so that was very, very high praise indeed.
So here is the step by step to make your own Naked Cake: