In our book CAKE MY DAY, we decided that WHAT’S ON THE INSIDE IS AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT’S ON THE OUTSIDE!
For example, here’s a little test we did using Sara Lee Pound Cake, a star shaped cookie cutter, and a devils food chocolate cake batter.
We poured a little batter in the bottom of a ring cake pan. Then we placed our stars cut from the pound cake in the pan, cut side to cut side, so they were all oriented the same direction around the ring. (That way each time you slice it will cut crosswise through a star shape.) We poured the remaining batter over the stars to cover and evened it out.
Bake as directed on the chocolate cake recipe. Your cooking time may vary a bit but ours was right in time with the directions. Cool the cake completely before slicing and serving.
You may get one or two cuts that land between pieces of pound cake, but most of ours came out with a PERFECT STAR SHAPE on the inside!
And what better treat for the Stars in your household!!
Alan and Karen