Fourteen for the Fourteenth
Fourteen Layer Cake. This is apparently a favorite at family get togethers in the South. Now, I’m from the South and I’ve never heard of such a thing. Actually, when I first heard the name, I didn’t believe it. Fourteen individually baked layers … no way. Who would do that? Hmmm…let the googling begin. Well, they do exist. Looks like I’ve been going to the wrong parties. I decided to go with the 12-Layer Cake recipe because it looked like it would work the best for me. Here they are … fourteen – 8.5″ pans… Shiny! Then, I cut 14 sheets of parchment paper, stapled them together and cut out circles the same size as the bottom of the pan. I decided to err on the side of caution with greasing the pans, because fourteen stuck cakes would make me very unhappy.So, I greased the bottom and sides with a stick of butter. Please work! While those are waiting, I mixed up all the ingredients for the cake batter -the HUGE amount of cake batter. . Then I placed a heaping 2/3 cup full of batter in each pan.