I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love cake. I could eat cake every day; that wouldn’t be good for my health, but it’s incredibly tempting. Especially when you’re in the grocery store and you pass the bakery section. I have to move at a swift pace past that bakery case that contains all those goodies. Sometimes I pause and stare, and then the aggressive grocery shoppers that seem to always congregate around the deli and bakery section in the store, stare me down, or push there carts against mine, and I get the willpower to keep moving.
The wonderful thing about layer cakes is that they freeze beautifully. My husband and I can’t, or more realistically, shouldn’t consume an entire layer cake to ourselves in a week’s time. Therefore, I feel comfortable making these beautiful and delicious cakes for no reason, and freeze them later for a snack.
This cake; however, is the perfect layer cake for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday. With a delicious vanilla buttercream frosting, and sweet strawberry-rose preserves for the filling, this dessert is perfect.
The cake can be made in advance and frozen, or the layers can be made in advance and frozen until the day of.
This cake is slightly adapated from Food52’s 1-2-3-4 Cake with Raspberry Buttercream.
Vanilla Buttercream Layer Cake with Strawberry-Rose Preserves
Perfect for Valentine's Day!