This week, I wanted cake. More specifically, I wanted the buttercream that goes on the cake. So, all I needed to do was find some vessel for the buttercream. This yellow cake recipe worked out perfectly. And the buttercream, well, it’s spot on. 🙂
There is just something about icing a cake. I don’t make cakes all that often, but if I had more excuses to, you might not be able to get me out of the kitchen. Oh sure, they can be tricky and frustrating at times, especially when they want to do things their own way; but, there is also something about icing cakes that is relaxing and exciting all at the same time. I never know exactly how the cake will come out in the end, but by the time it’s finished I have a thousand new ideas for next time. So, I think I need to more reasons to bake cake.
Oh, I just remembered… then there is the part where you get to eat the cake. I don’t mind that at all.
To get started on this yellow cake, I beat the butter until it was nice and creamy and then added in the granulated sugar. After adding the sugar, I beat the mixture for a few minutes to make sure it was well incorporated.
Next, I beat in the eggs one at a time followed by the vanilla extract.
For the final step on the batter, I alternated adding in milk and a mixture of flour, baking powder, and salt.
When the batter was finished, I poured it into two round cake pans and popped them in the oven to bake. I made the cake one night and then made the buttercream/iced the cake the next day. It worked out pretty well for me, especially since I didn’t have a big chunk of time to devote to baking on one day.
I just love buttercream. And butter. Butter is great. It’s a wonder I haven’t gained a ton of weight while doing this baking challenge. 😀
For the assembly of the cake, I trimmed the tops of the layers to be even and then started layering and icing. I knew I wanted to pipe the icing onto the cake, so I made sure that my “dirty ice” layer was a little thicker than normal to give me a good starting point.
My inspiration for this cake was found through Instagram. I happened upon the page for Iven Oven one day and was completely amazed. I’m not sure how long I sat there scrolling through her feed just staring at all of the beautiful cakes. Seriously. Her cakes are absolutely gorgeous. You should definitely check it out her Instagram account. You won’t be sorry!
So, here it is!
Mmm 🙂 I was so happy with this cake!
Come on over and have a slice, there’s still a little bit left!
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