Pastry Cream ~ is the filling/base of many desserts. Use it to make/fill countless cakes, pastries, trifles, mousses, pies etc.. You can also flavor pastry cream by whipping the finished product with peanut butter, nutella, caramel, melted chocolate, ground spices, extracts and liquors to taste. Just don’t overdo it on the liquid elements, lest you give the pastry cream a soupy texture.
BraveTart: Pastry Cream · GF
this is my absolute favorite "plain" cake recipe. i get compliments every time i bake it. (seriously, i even used it to make a four tier wedding cake.) (the frosting is a great standard recipe as well, but i've paired this cake with chocolate frosting, strawberry cream cheese frosting . . .)