Filled Sunshine Cake

Filled Sunshine cake, once a signature dessert at the late, lamented Watts Tea Room in Milwaukee, is as pretty as dessert can be. Made from a recipe that dates back to the era of polite ladies lunch (gloves, please!), filled sunshine cake is three layers of orange-zested sponge cake separated by ribbons of custard filling and topped with swirls of seven-minute boiled frosting. The sponge is tender to the Nth degree; one of the greatest pleasures of this confectionery charmer is the way it feels to slide a fork down through the cake. It moves so easily, and you almost can hear it slide through the yellow moistness. A citrus halo mediates the sweetness of the precious sugar frosting and silky custard. To make it a picture of perfection, the cake should served on fine Blue Willow china and decorated with a single pastel flower.

Restaurants With This Dish

Watts Tea Shop

MILWAUKEE, WI

Apalachicola Seafood Grill | Best of the Gulf Coast

APALACHICOLA, FL

Discuss

What do you think of Filled Sunshine Cake?

Latest Articles & Guides

7 Best Family-Friendly, Affordable Restaurants Near Disneyland

Anaheim is one of the most visited towns in the United States, but there is more to the area...

Meat-And-Three

A few years back, country singer Ray Stevens invited a New York friend to join him at one of...

Top 12 favorite Ice Cream Scoops

WITH THE EXCEPTION of the hot dog bun, there has never been an edible invention as...

Lobster roll
6 best restaurants in New England

Looking for some stops along your Road trip  Check out our picks for the 6 best restaurants...

Clam Shack - Lobster Roll
14 Best Lobster Rolls in New England

Bad lobster rolls are easy to come by  We've done the research and have found the best...

Red Rocks
Best Affordable Eats Along Sedona’s Red Rock Drive

Scenic Driving and Good Eating Rising an average of an inch every 60 to 80 years, the...

×

Connect with us #Roadfood