Best of the Piedmont Virginian
Originally published November/December 2016
By Laurie Beth Gills, Photography by Jaclyn Dyrholm
Sometimes to make a cake spectacular, all you need to do is think simply. And although this cake is “naked,” a more exposed cake with less, the look here can be deceiving. This cake is spectacularly sophisticated, perfect for those special occasions throughout the cooler months. It’s rich and inviting, reminiscent of earthy scents such as warm vanilla with a subtle chestnut flavor. Be creative when decorating. This can be adapted to any theme. For instance, some rosemary and a sprig of holly says “Christmas,” while using autumn leaves makes a perfect Thanksgiving dessert.