Wayyyyy tooo many words in that title!! White cake with rhubarb-lemon filling, mixed berry filling or chocolate pudding filling! The reason for that is that I have used the same cake recipe with 3 different fillings. And they all turned out delicious.
The first time I made it for my sister´s birthday with the lemon-rhubarb filling, and the second was 2 cakes for my son´s 8th birthday – the berry filling was his choice and the chocolate pudding was mine.
The only change I made to the cake was not using the almond essence since that doesn´t seem too popular in our family gatherings.
The cake recipe is from Lighter and Local. It is a no fuss recipe, easy to make and turned out great with out any problems. The first time I made just one cake and the second time I used it to make 2 two tire cakes.
I also used the recipe for the lemon curd from the same blog. The only chance I made was with the rhubarb compote. I didn´t have enough rhubarb and didn´t even bother to weigh it. I just boiled it with a little sugar, lemon and butter till it was soft enough to fall apart when mixed with a spoon (since I wanted to keep a little of the texture of the rhubarb). I then folded it into the lemon curd when everything was cooled. I choose just to cover the whole cake with whipped cream and decorate it with fruit.
The second time around was just a couple weeks ago I made this chocolate pudding and layered it inside along with whipped cream and on the top as well. I didn´t take any good pictures…people just started gobbling it up! I didn´t let the pudding sit in the fridge for long enough so is was slightly too liquid for a cake filling but tasted totally delicious! My daughter and I fought over the leftover pudding the next day. Ha!! We ended up dividing it very equally in half. Or maybe I got a spoonful more…shhhh.
For the second cake I boiled some blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries with a little sugar and vanilla, and added a little thickening agent used for jams. Once cooled, I blended it and it was ready to be layer in the cake. I whipped some cream and spread that in between the layers and on top as well.
As you can see the pictures of the cake aren´t worth looking at, but that in no way took away from the tastiness. (I was also in kind of a rush to finish them so didn´t think through the decorating part of things.)
Well, I will recommend this cake with what ever filling you feel like adding. Hope you try it and enjoy it like we did. Have a splendid week ahead!!