Insulating the cake pan helps the cake bake evenly and flat. Use strips of an old towel (and no, they do not burn). Just drench in water, wrap them around the pans, and bake. Gets rid of the bump that you can get when your cakes bake.
Vanilla Blackberry-Mascarpone Cake for Two Yield: One round cake.Four layers of light, moist and fluffy vanilla cake filled with blackberry compote, fresh blackberries, whipped vanilla mascarpone filling and covered in a sweet, creamy vanilla frosting.