Monday, September 29, 2008

Birthday Cake

Went to a new friends birthday party it was her 21st birthday so i made the cake, it actually turned out really but but very sugar loaded. I had a little trouble with the frosting since it was pretty warm in the kitchen, but after frosting some and then placing in the frig for a short time it turned out rather well. Still trying to find the inside picture, but it's a white cake and there is the blue frosting in between the 2 layers.
Found the recipe in my taste of home baking book

White layer cake

1/2C butter, softened

1 1/2C sugar

4 egg whites

2 tsp vanilla

2C flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 1/3C buttermilk (I didnt have any so i subbed 1 1/3C plain Lowfat Yogurt, worked great and tasted very moist.)

2 1/2C frosting of your choice (recipe below)

1. in large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg whites one at a time beating well after each addition. Beat in Vanila. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternating with buttermilk/yogurt beating well after each addition.

2. spread evenly into 2 greased and floured 9 in round baking pans. Bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick is inserted near the center come out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. spread frosting between layders and over top and sides of cake.

Butter cream Frosting
from taste of home baking cook book

1/2C butter, softened
4 1/2C confectioners sugar
1 1/2tsp vanilla (I left out)
5 to 6 Tbsp Milk

in large bowl cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in confectioners sugar and vanilla. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency

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