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Sugar-and-Spice Layer Cake

Recipe photo courtesy of Tara Donne

Tiers of moist spice cake, rich mascarpone frosting, and blackberry jam fill this dessert with everything nice.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2011
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    10 OCT, 2017
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  • jcharper7542492
    24 MAR, 2014
    where is the link for the frosting?
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  • tidymom
    22 DEC, 2013
    I don't see the recipe or link for the frosting.
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  • MS11598944
    10 OCT, 2013
    I made this for my daughter's birthday. The cake is stunning, an absolute show stopper. The flavors are very subtle and the mascarpone adds a little sophistication to the cake. I did add a little more sugar to the frosting because we tend to like our cakes on the sweeter side. I would not hesitate to make this again.
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  • Julia Mae
    18 SEP, 2012
    Excellent cake. I actually did not find this to be extraordinarily rich, but rather light and airy in comparison to the usual cakes I make, but perhaps it's a personal view. The marscapone icing is absolutely to DIE for. I've received more compliments on this cake than I know what to do with. I used Bonne Maman blackberry jam which tastes great, and I made two layers and then split each of them in half to get the layered effect. Great recipe, great dessert any time of year!
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  • Julia Mae
    18 SEP, 2012
    Excellent cake. I actually did not find this to be extraordinarily rich, but rather light and airy in comparison to the usual cakes I make, but perhaps it's a personal view. The marscapone icing is absolutely to DIE for. I've received more compliments on this cake than I know what to do with. I used Bonne Maman blackberry jam which tastes great, and I made two layers and then split each of them in half to get the layered effect. Great recipe, great dessert any time of year!
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  • KatieG1234
    7 JAN, 2012
    very good! but be warned, it is very rich! the slight tartness blackberry jam really cuts through the sweetness of this cake, which is a good thing. Next time I might bake each layer individually instead of cutting the layers in half to make it look nicer. but overall the cake was very delicious. I also didnt make the mascarpone frosting, I just made a cinnamon vanilla frosting instead.
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