Dede’s Strawberry Pistachio Doberge Cake

Dough-whatnow? Doberge. Doberge Cake.

It’s long-established information that Doberge (phenomenal cherish many different issues Recent Orleanians bewitch pleasure in) is confidently pronounced the strategy your grandmother stated it. Since my California (via Alabama and Recent Mexico) grandmother possible by no means uttered the discover Doberge, I are likely to affirm Doh-berj. Doh-bashj is extra long-established down south and certain extra educated. Really… the leisure shut to Doberge is accepted with grace and met with a slice of cake.   

Any strategy you stumble via the discover, what you’re summoning is that this attractive, six or seven layer, Recent Orleans birthday cake. Doberge is a cake tailor-made from a Hungarian dobos torta (yet one more dazzling multi-layered sponge cake) and in its licensed Recent Orleans manufacture is progressively layer after layer of moist yellow cake full of custard and lined in buttercream (and typically fondant).  Gambino’s Bakery carried essentially the most basic two-flavored Doberge cake: one aspect full of lemon curd, the alternative full of chocolate pudding (a kooky mixture nonetheless we’ll let it stride) and in the interim Debbie Does Doberge makes these truffles for the metropolis in all types of kind combos.  

Welp. My flip, don’t you choose?

I’m calling this Dede’s Doberge Cake as an homage to the horny sexy woman who made the full Wilson household birthday truffles for subsequently prolonged as I will endure in thoughts. Dede’s portrait hangs, center stage at The Bakehouse and I cherish to have she seems to be over your complete baking that comes out of the kitchen proper right here together with her gentle approval.

Dede by no means made a Doberge herself nonetheless since I acquire… nicely it’s cherish she has. I’m an extension of her. 

On the left is Dede smiling at one amongst her household birthday truffles.  Grandmother center. Me on the suitable hoping for extra ice cream.

Let’s make new previous traditions with this basic cake.  It’s feels cherish larger than we favor nonetheless that’s the enjoyment of it!

Proper right here’s what you’ll should make this Doberge Cake: 

• Three layers of yellow cake that we’ll cleverly divide into six skinny layers.  We’ve made a whole bunch of cake proper right here sooner than. Everytime you occur to’d cherish extra of a step-by-step of cake batter making, undercover agent: Every particular person’s Birthday Cake or Each Pan Cake Batter. The hot button is to cream the butter and sugar to fluffy and beat every egg very nicely to aerate the batter. 

•  Pudding to keep up our truffles. You’re absolutely welcome to make pudding from scratch. I certain did whip up some instantaneous pudding because of I secretly cherish it.  There’s one factor very certain about boxed pistachio pudding and I LOVE IT nonetheless you’re welcome to make Handmade Pistachio Pudding in case you’re fervent. 

•  One broad batch of buttercream frosting, half flavored with pulverized dehydrated strawberries and the alternative half flavored with finely ground pistachios.  

•  Recent strawberries and roasted salted pistachios every for topping.  

Let’s construct the full objects collectively! 

As with each six layer cake, this cake in all fairness of a problem nonetheless as quickly as you have chose it’s value it – boyhowdy is it! 

I make the cake layers the day sooner than I assemble and frost the cake. I catch it’s best to slice via every cake layer after they’ve been utterly chilled within the fridge in a single day.  

To slice every cake layer in half, I spend a serrated bread knife and a rotating cake stand.  I catch a cheerful impact to leisure my arm and protect the knife in the course of the cake and I spend the cake stand to rotate and slice the cake. I transfer my soundless arm towards the cake, rotating and slicing.  

We’re people and we’re wonky, prison assemble you best. If human error is one factor you don’t journey, there’s repeatedly this cake slicer from Wilton. 

Divide every of the three cake layers in half yielding 6 fairly cake layers. 

We’ll excessive every cake with a buttercream border (proper right here is not necessary nonetheless retains issues attractive and neat) as well as as creamy chilled pudding. 

Let’s association ourselves up for fulfillment. I’m utilizing: 

• two piping baggage fitted with Wilton 10 tips. 

• the rotating cake stand for certain (Add a cake board or a spherical platter in case you’d cherish.) 

• two tiny off-arrangement spatulas to unfold the pudding and lastly frost the originate air of the cake.  

Pudding is by a methods my licensed cake filling. It has this particular strategy of melding the cake layers alongside aspect kind with out being overly candy. 

Unfold half of the primary cake layer with 1/4 to 1/3 cup of pistachio pudding. 

And the 2nd half with the equivalent amount of strawberry pudding.  

Can you undercover agent how proper right here goes to race? eternally – piping and spreading half and half. 

Traditionally we abet every half of the cake as separate flavors nonetheless you undoubtedly acquire my permission to alternate kind elements in case prospects are you may perhaps presumably acquire two flavors that marry nicely. 

Assembling this cake is a meditation.  

Excessive with the ultimate cake layer, push the pudding bowls to the aspect, and perform the buttercreams. 

(Everytime you occur to may perhaps nicely presumably need a couple of moments to spare. Now may perhaps nicely presumably perhaps be a sound time to leisure the cake within the fridge to allow the pudding layers to association sooner than frosting with buttercream. Now not absolutely necessary nonetheless in case you catch your self combating alongside along with your cake, undoubtedly give it a timeout within the fridge.)

Smear, unfold, pile, dollop buttercream legitimate via the dwell and elements of the cake. 

A pep speak on How To Frost A Cake proper right here, in case it is best to one. 

It swiftly turns into prison the prettiest cake. 

I switched to a sound off-arrangement spatula to in fact construct the work in. 

And former the leisure of my frosting within the piping bag to make pretty border legitimate via and spherical the cake. 

Excessive with sliced strawberries, coarsely chopped pistachios, sprinkles in case prospects are you may perhaps presumably acquire them! 

The rest you’d cherish! 

And Dede watches over our masterpiece. I do know she’s proud. I will undercover agent it in her eyes. 


Dede’s Strawberry Pistachio Doberge Cake

A twist on a basic Recent Orleans Doberge Cake. Six layers or relaxed yellow cake full of pudding and topped with buttercream frosting. 

  • Creator: Pleasure the Baker
  • Prep Time: 4 hours or in a single day
  • Prepare dinner Time: 25 minutes
  • Complete Time: 8 minute
  • Yield: 8 to 12 slices 1x

For the Cake Layers:

  • 4 1/2 cups (508 grams) bleached cake flour
  • 1 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks, 339 oz.) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (400 grams) granulated sugar
  • 5 legitimate eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 legitimate egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (369 grams) complete milk

For the Filling:

  • Keen strawberry pudding*, chilled
  • Keen pistachio pudding, chilled

For the Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks, 339 oz.) unsalted butter, at room temperature (about 70 ranges or so)
  • 3 cups (360 grams) powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tablespoons complete milk, heat
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup dehydrated strawberry powder product of dehydrated strawberries in a spice grinder
  • 1/3 cup very finely ground roasted salted pistachios


  1. TO BAKE THE CAKE: Place a rack within the center and better third of the oven and preheat oven to 350°F. Evenly grease three 9-move spherical cake pans. I cherish to make spend of nonstick baking spray that has pretty of flour in it. In affirm for you much more insurance coverage that your truffles will attain out of the pans, line every cake pan backside with a parchment paper spherical and flippantly grease that too.
  2. In a medium bowl journey  collectively flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Within the bowl of a stand mixer or in a sound bowl with electrical hand beaters, cream collectively butter and sugar besides light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.  Smash the mixer and spot down the edges of the bowl as quickly as rapidly.  Add eggs and egg yolks, one after the other, beating for 1 minute after every addition. Smash the mixer to identify down the edges of the bowl. I do know this seems to be like cherish a whole bunch of behind mixing nonetheless this step in fact helps make a gentle and relaxed cake crumb. Beat in vanilla.
  4. Add half of the flour mixture to egg mixture beating on low tear. Scramble within the milk with the mixer on low tear besides prison combined. The batter may perhaps nicely presumably merely understand curdled.  That’s okay! Add the ultimate half of flour mixture and beat on low tear besides prison combined. Amplify the mixer to extreme tear and beat for 1 minute.
  5. Divide batter evenly among the many many prepared cake pans.
  6. Bake besides a wooden take care of inserted in center comes out orderly, 23 to 25 minutes. Enable the cake to sit back within the pans for 10 minutes sooner than inverting onto wire racks whereas they’re soundless heat. I cherish to wrap my truffles in plastic wrap whereas they’re soundless heat. Allow them to attain to room temperature then refrigerate in a single day.  
  7. Whereas the cake bakes and cools PREPARE THE PUDDING filling per the package directions. I opted for fast pudding and chilled it for not not as quite a bit as  half-hour sooner than utilizing it within the cake. Additionally undercover agent notes beneath. 
  8. TO MAKE THE BUTTERCREAM: Within the bowl or a standing mixer fitted with a poke attachment, combine the butter on low tear prison to interrupt it up and soften it spherical the bowl. Smash the mixer and press the full butter out of the mixing poke. Add the powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla and blend on low tear besides prison combined. 
  9. As rapidly because the butter and powdered sugar are combined, add the nice and cozy complete milk. Combine utilizing the underside tear for roughly 1 minute and extend the sprint to extreme for 10 seconds, spot down the edges of the bowl, and blend on low for yet one more 10 seconds to complete the buttercream. Make use of a spatula to undercover agent in case your frosting is a spreadable consistency, including a splash extra heat milk as prospects are you may perhaps presumably need.
  10. Divide the frosting between two bowls. Add strawberry powder and meals coloring (if utilizing) to 1 bowl and pistachio meal and meals coloring (if utilizing) to the 2nd bowl. Stride to combine. Quilt and depart at room temperature besides able to frost. 
  11. TO ASSEMBLE THE CAKES:  When the truffles are utterly chilled, gently slice every layer in half horizontally, making 6 skinny layers. I catch {that a} serrated knife and rotating cake stand wait on in slicing even layers nonetheless undercover agent weblog put up for extra tips. Place aside every cake layer. 
  12. One possibility is to pipe frosting onto the originate air edge of every cake layer to seal within the pudding. Proper right here is an not necessary step nonetheless is pictured above. Everytime you occur to’re going to pipe the edges, spoon about 1/2 – 2/3 cup of every frosting into disposable piping baggage fitted with Wilton 10 tips (or one factor equivalent). Pipe the sting of half of the cake with strawberry frosting and the sting different fringe of the cake with pistachio frosting. 
  13. Spoon about 1/4-  1/3 cup of strawberry pudding legitimate via half of the layer cake (alongside the aspect prospects are you may perhaps presumably need piped strawberry buttercream) and spoon an equal amount of pistachio pudding legitimate via the alternative half of the cake. Search for photos above for visuals. 
  14. Place yet one more cake layer atop the pudding and repeat the buttercream border / pudding course of besides you attain your remaining excessive cake layer. 
  15. Make use of an offset spatula to unfold strawberry buttercream legitimate via the dwell and elements of half of the cake,  repeating with pistachio buttercream on the alternative half. 
  16. Excessive with present strawberries and chopped pistachios. Pipe borders in case you’d cherish. Take pleasure in a blast! Kick once more the cake for not not as quite a bit as two hours sooner than serving. This cake should soundless be saved, wrapped within the fridge for as quite a bit as 5 days.  


* I’ve former Strawberry Cream Quick Pudding OR  I’ve former Vanilla Quick Pudding that I’ve added 1/3 cup of pureed present strawberries to alongside aspect a couple of drops of meals coloring. 

Photographs with Hannah McSwain

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