Dorie Greenspan's Baking from My Home to Yours is how she encourages experimentation. This recipe is a classic example - I used coconut milk, dark rum, and shredded coconut in my dense and delicious creation. Dorie offers many options for icing - including none. I filled my 2-layer cake with Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce from Trader Joe's, then covered it with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
Allow 1 8-ounce package Cream Cheese and 1 stick Butter soften.
Then whip them together in a stand mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Slowly add 3 1/2 - 4 cups Powered Sugar.
Mix in 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract and 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract.
Add more Powdered Sugar one Tablespoon at a time, if needed, to reach desired consistency.
Makes enough frosting for a 2 layer cake, 9" x 13" cake, or 24 Cupcakes.
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