The Tomboy Cake

Ingredients

Cake
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 6 large egg whites
Lemon Cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Frosting and Assembly
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup strawberry jam
Special equipment
  • Three 8-inch-diameter cake pans with 2-inch sides; a candy thermometer; a pastry bag; a large star piping tip

Description

We Frost The Top And Middle Layers Of This Stunner But Leave The Sides Naked To Showcase The Almond Cake.

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