Sunday, September 23, 2012

Vanilla cake with butter cream frosting

I made a vanilla cake with butter cream frosting on the occasion of my hubby's b'day. The cake came out super duper delicious & finger licking. 
Frankly I'm not a good cake baker. I make them once in a blue moon & then too I fail twice before I get a perfect cake.So to avoid all this headache I got this fool proof recipe from food network as once suggested by my cousin. Coming to recipe I made the cake from scratch but I used a store brought cream frosting. 

For Vanilla cake
1&1/2 Cups cake flour
1 Tsp baking soda
1/2 Tsp salt
1 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup hot water
1 Tsp vanilla extract
1/2 Cup curd
1 Large egg or 2 small ones
1/2 Cup olive oil
For Filling 
1/2 Cup non-fat whip cream
2 Tbs strawberry Jam 
1 Can butter cream frosting
Grated chocolate & chocolate pieces for garnish

Making cake : 
Preheat oven @ 350 degrees. Butter up a bowl for baking 7 keep aside.Sift all the dry ingredients in a bowl. In another bowl add the wet ingredients other then hot water & beat them together. Now mix the wet with dry ingredients & last add the hot water to it & beat them smoothly. 
Now pour the batter in to buttered bowl & bake it @ 350 degrees for 20 to 25 mins. Take a tooth pick and insert in to cake. If it comes out clean switch off heat & remove cake from oven.Allow it to cool on table top for 1hr to 2hrs.

Filling & Frosting:
In a bowl mix the whip cream & strawberry jam together. Now take the cake & horizontally cut the cake in to 2 halves. On the down layer spread the filling smoothly & place the other half on it. 
Now take the butter cream and spread it smoothly around the cake & decorate it as you like. 

We just loved the outcome of the cake. The layers were moist with the sweet filling & the butter cream was all buttery as my husband wanted. 

To make a chocolate cake just add 1/2 cup of coco powder to the mix. 

Sending this recipe to :
1. Bake Fest event hosted by Archana of  The Mad Scientist's Kitchen
2. Virtual Birthday Party event hosted by Cook-Eat-Burrrp
3. Romantic Candle Lit Dinner Event hosted by Roha


  1. Looks so yummy and spongy.. The cream and deco is so nice

  2. That looks so soft and beautiful... yummy cake

  3. Bealated wish happy birthaday to ur hubby..Butter cream frosting cake looks superb and delicious. Perfect cake for special one.

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  4. Mindblowing cake, simply cant take my eyes from ur beautiful cake.

  5. Picture tells a thousand stories...this picture tells me that u r a great baker...

  6. Looks so pretty and delicious...

  7. Looks so professional !! Looks like u r a pro at icing !!

  8. I fell in love with ur yummy and mouth-watering cake yarr:)

  9. wow...super delicious & spongy cake!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. Cake looks super delicious and cute...Belated B'day wishes to your husband..

  11. what a lovely birthday cake and looks yum, moist and perfect to me. I am sure your hubby was delighted, wishes to him

    Cook like Priya

  12. sustCu 4Beautiful. I am sure the birthday boy was pleased as a punch with the cake. Please wish him a very happy b'day.
    Thanks for linking.

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