In my attempts to make a Frankfurter Crown Cake for a co-worker's birthday I eventually came up with this. While not a traditional Frankfurter Crown Cake, it has the flavors, yet is a traditional layer cake. Prep time does not include time to cool cake.
Looked and looked on Zaar for just the shortbread crust and found many delicious crusts, but just not the one I was looking for. Perhaps I didn't key in the right search, but I found this recipe on the web and it's just what I was looking for...simple.
Given to me by my mother. Its a spicy, sweet mix. The fruit you add is your preference. Combinations such as raspberries, honey dew, yellow apples, and grapes is good. Just make sure that it's about 1 to 1-1/2 cups
I saw this on America's Test Kitchen. I have made several yellow cakes from recipezaar, and while most of them were good, none of them had that light and fluffy "box cake" texture without the boxed mix taste (ewwww). This is a wonderful cake. I won't post a pic of my cake, because I was practicing with a new cake decorating tool I bought and it looks a little funny! NOTE: I forgot to put "melted" after the butter.