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. 


Ingredients 
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 
Frosting
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. 


Note: 
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


20 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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

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  6. Looks so pretty and delicious...

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

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

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

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

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

    Priya
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