Baked Sunday Mornings: Oopsy Daisy Cake

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I loved this cake, but it came at a weird time. It really is a special cake, and would be perfect for a birthday. But it wasn’t anyone’s birthday and our A/C hasn’t been being freezing up so the house was a little warm-ish and I was baking and sweating and it wasn’t awesome. But I did have help:

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The name made me giggle every time I looked at it, I couldn’t help but think of this.

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The cake was a classic Baked cake, but with two layers instead of the three I’m used to with the other cakes I’ve made. (Sweet & Salty, Lemon Drop) I used local coffee and local organic chocolate (that was on clearance! I may have bought 4 bars, don’t judge) and the cakes baked up intensely dark and fragrant although they did seem to sink in the middle a bit.

That didn’t matter at all once I filled and frosted them. I always bake the cakes one evening and then frost the next day and that is what I did this time. I finished up the cakes at around 1am and for some reason after I added the chocolate and peanut toppings it just seemed like it needed to be a peace sign. I think I may have been delirious.

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The cake was well-received at home:

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and my kid-testers approved:

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I would definitely make the cake again, but it would have to be for a special occasion.

Go see what my fellow bakers made! Next up: Lime Tarragon Cookies with White Chocolate Lime Topping. (Yum!!)

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7 thoughts on “Baked Sunday Mornings: Oopsy Daisy Cake

  1. I love the peace sign! Your cake looks great!! I would love a piece right now (and am kicking myself for not making this cake again). It really is a good cake. Oh and I love the Stephen Colbert reference….just love his show (and Jon’s).
    No judgement on chocolate buying here…if it is on sale, it is getting bought!! It is a staple in my baking pantry now (since I started baking with Baked).

  2. So cute, Jennifer! I saved some for my brother. I’d love to know why our cakes sank – I’ll do a little research to see what causes that.

  3. Love the pics of your little helper and your kid-testers! I never know what my cake decoration is going to be until I start the process and see what inspiration hits me — the peace sign looks great!

  4. Beautiful job– yay for local ingredients and adorable mama’s helpers! 🙂 And yes– when a baker sees good chocolate on sale, what else *could* you possibly do but stock up?! How long did you bake your cake layers? Maybe leave them in a little longer to keep from sinking in the middle? Mine were a touch dry, which may have been due to an emulsion issue with the batter, or I might have baked them a little TOO long…

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