Usually, I can take or leave cake. I'm a pie girl myself. But I may change my mind after reading a recent article in the New York Times about Southern layer cakes.
Now, I'm a proud Southerner, but I've never heard of these 15-layer cakes that are all the rage in lower Alabama (or, L.A., as we call it down South). Granted the layers are thin, but it speaks to my need for less cake/more frosting, if you know what I mean.
Other Southern "stars" include the Lane cake, poundcake, fruit cake, and coconut cake. I'm a connoisseur of all of those, but this 15-layer job intrigues me. Hmm. How can I get a taste of this? The author of the article seems to be under the misguided assumption that all Southerners know how to bake. Well, not me. Rather, I don't bake well enough to try a 15-layer cake with boiled icing.
If someone out there wants to give it a try and send me a piece, I'd be much obliged.