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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Davis

New York Times 12-Layer Cake

Josh was reading an article in the New York Times about a month ago about this county in Alabama where the women make this amazing cake that has 12+ layers to it.  He sent me the article and told me that I should think about making it for an upcoming function.  By that time I’d already decided what I was going to take to all the family Christmas celebrations, but I didn’t have any plans for New Years, so I decided that was as good a time as any.  We didn’t have big plans for the night, but were planning on stopping by our friends’ Bryan & Umut’s house for drinks before we went to dinner, so we did have an excuse to not eat the entire cake ourselves. This thing was a monster.  It was an amazing cake, but it took SO much effort.  I admire the little old ladies of Slocomb, Alabama.  Some of them make as many as 10 of these cakes every Christmas.  I think it’s crazy.  I think it would taste alright with fewer, but thicker layers, but it’s not my cake.  For the recipe, click HERE.  If you try this yourself, you won’t be disappointed, I assure you.  And when they tell you to line the cake pans with parchment paper, and to butter the pans, they’re not kidding.  Follow the recipe exactly, or your layers will fall apart.  Pam or another non-stick spray won’t do.  It’s got to be BUTTER!

Doesn’t it look awesome?

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