The Opinionated Foodie: The Love (or Not) of Food and Everything That Goes with It

Martha’s Layer Cake

Before Paula. Before Rachael. Before everybody. There was Martha.

Martha Stewart is my hero. I could never, ever be as perfect as she is, but still.

I heart Martha.

I have made lots of her recipes in the past. One of the first was a fried chicken recipe using cinnamon. I was so proud when I made it, and it turned out so delicious. I told my oldest sister about how proud I was that I had successfully made a Martha recipe. She replied, “Sounds great. I’ll try it.”

Too bad I never made it for her.  I was bragging, not volunteering.

She was around, though, when I made this layer cake from Martha’s magazine. It took me all day to make it since I am overly slow when making something for the first time, I burned the walnuts the first time I toasted them, and then I had to wait on my husband to go to the store to buy more.


Other than those snafus, it was pretty easy. The cake itself was moist and perfectly flavored by the walnuts. The pears were sweet, and the whipped cream on top was fluffy and delish.

Martha Stewart's Walnut and Brown Butter Pear Layer Cake


It was worth it. It was not only a Martha recipe that was successful for me again, but it was also my first ever layer cake.

Martha rules.


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