Originally Posted by Chericakes
I was just checking out the recipe for the freckeled mocha cake. I couldn't find anywhere in the directions why you make one layer smaller(less batter) than the other. Has anyone done this cake in an 8 " x 2" pan? It sounds delicious and I want to try it sometime. I love mocha.
They make one layer smaller than the other so that you only have to torte once (you torte the larger layer so you'd have the one smaller layer and then the split larger layer for three layers of cake and two layers of filling). I always bake their cakes evenly in two pans and torte each layer so it doesn't matter how you do it. HTH!
Flava, for the cupcakes, baking a day in advance should be fine. If you wanted to do them much more than that, I'd recommend wrapping and freezing. Can't wait to hear what you decide to do!