Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pure Vanilla Cake and Lemon Buttercream

The recipe the birthday cake I made for Naomi's first birthday.

Pure Vanilla Cake
recipe from Form V Artisan

3 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups sugar
3/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter, softened
3 large eggs
1/2 cup full fat sour cream
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup 2% milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two round 9x2-inch cake pans.
Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachement. Add sugar and salt and mix on low speed until the ingredients are well blended, about 2 minutes. Add softened butter and beat on low speed until the mixture is a sandy, crumbly consistency and everything is well combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk eggs until blended. Add the sour cream and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Add half of the milk and whisk to blend. Gradually pour this mixture into the flour mixture while mixing at a low speed for 5-10 seconds. Pour in remaining milk and continue beating at medium speed until the dry ingredients are just incorporated and batter appears smooth. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula and mix for another 5 seconds. Do not over mix.
Pour the batter into prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Lemon Buttercream
recipe from Desert Candy

1 cup butter, softened
4 cups icing sugar
zest of 1-2 lemons
4 tbsp lemon juice

Cream the butter, then add the icing sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the lemon zest and then add the lemon juice 1 tbsp at a time until you reach the desire consistency. Beat until smooth. Spread of cooled cake.
And enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This is perfect! I woke up this morning thinking "I hope one of my bloggie friends has a cake or cupcake recipe for me" - I need to make some cupcakes for a get together I am having tomorrow so this is just wonderful!!
    Thanks for sharing Vanessa!


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