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A question about a recipe: Maialino's Olive Oil Cake

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I have a question about the recipe "Maialino's Olive Oil Cake" from Genius Recipes. Has anyone tried this as a layer cake? Specifically, I'm worried about the layers falling apart when I try to stack them.

asked by Renee Foster about 1 month ago
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Amanda Hesser

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added about 1 month ago

I haven't tried it as a layer cake but I've made it many times and it's a pretty sturdy cake so I don't think it would fall apart.

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added about 1 month ago

The recipe's head note says that at the Maialino restaurant this cake is occasionally layered for birthdays.

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added about 1 month ago

I've never made this particular recipe, but I've used olive oil cakes in layer cakes and they are fantastic. Perfect vehicle for summer fruit.

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added 28 days ago

Haven't made this cake but if it is really tender, wrap in paper towels and place in freezer. you don't have to completely freeze; just firm it up a bit. then stack and fill, let thaw (so it doesn't crack when iced) and finish icing.

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