Wilton Easy Layers Spice Cake with Mascarpone & PecansBack to category
Wilton Easy Layers Spice Cake with Mascarpone & Pecans
It's like spice cake and tiramisu had a baby. The cool, creamy mascarpone filling delicately balances warm cinnamon, ginger, and coriander cake layers.
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- Time:several hours
1Prepare pan. Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare Easy Layers Cake Pan Set with vegetable pan spray.
2Make cake. In bowl, stir together 2-1/2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1-1/2 teaspoons ginger, 1 teaspoon coriander, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. In another bowl, beat 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) softened butter and 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add 3 eggs, (one at a time), mixing well after each. Add flour mixture alternately with 1 cup buttermilk, beating until just combined. Divide evenly into pans and bake 19-22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cakes comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling grid 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on grid.
3Prepare filling. While cakes bake, line a cookie pan with parchment paper. In medium skillet, stir together 3/4 cup pecans, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon coriander and the pinch of ground nutmeg. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until sugar turns a dark amber color, about 4-5 minutes. Immediately spread this nut mixture onto prepared cookie pan in a single layer. Cool completely. Chop roughly. Reserve 1/4 cup of these candied pecans. Note: project time does not include the baking and cooling times included in this recipe. In a third bowl, gently stir 8 oz. softened mascarpone, 1/2 cup sifted confectioners sugar, 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract until just combined. Reserve 1/4 cup of this filling.
4Assemble cake. Cut the crowns off of each cake layer. Place first layer on serving plate. Spread 1/4 of icing with candied pecans to edge; top with second layer. Continue with remaining cake layers and icing, leaving sides of cake bare. Ice top layer with reserved icing and sprinkle candied pecans.
Makes about 12 servings.