Monday, March 9, 2009

Buttery Yellow Cake




Buttery Yellow Cake(Makes two round 8" cakes)

For the cake:
2 sticks of butter
2 cups of sugar
4 eggs
3 cups of cake flour
1 cup of cream
1 teaspoon good vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, using a mixer,whip the butter until it becomes a lighter shade of pale yellow. Incorporate the sugar and beat until you see the mix cream up a bit. Add the eggs one at a time and mix and continue to blend. I mixed it on med. speed for about 4 minutes. Next, add the flour and cream and blend and add in the vanilla extract and mix well. Butter and flour your baking pans and pour the batter into the pans. Please note, the batter will be pretty thick so you'll have to smooth it out so it's even in the pans. Make sure to tap the pans to get the air bubbles out. Bake for 40 minutes on the middle top rack of the oven. Remove the cake from the pans when done and transfer to a cooling rack.



This cake came out really buttery and moist. It's also really dense. I decided to create a simple syrup mixture with 1/2 water 1/2 sugar and 1/3 cup white rum. I boiled it a bit to dissolve the sugar. With a pastry brush ( I like the silicone ones so the bristles don't stick to the cake), soak the cake with this mixture, making sure to soak the edges too.

For the Frosting:
2 sticks butter
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 8 oz. cream cheese package
8 cups confectioner's sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract

In large bowl, beat the butter until smooth. Next whip the cream cheese and shortening until this is all combined. Add the sugar one cup at a time and blend. Add the vanilla extract and blend as well.

To assemble the cake, place one cake on a cake dish, and put frosting on the top. Add the second cake and frost the top and sides. Create a crumb coat and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes to allow the frosting to set. Next take more of the frosting with a spatula and frost the rest of the cake, smoothing the sides and top. Decorate as desired.

6 comments:

Spryte said...

that looks great!!

Debbie said...

see....and you thought you couldn't bake!!! =P

looks great! :)

Marilyn said...

Hi Rox
Wow!
Very pretty and yummy cake.
I have to really improve my cake decoration skills (I have none)
Saludos!

Joie de vivre said...

What pretty decorating! You are on a cake kick girl!

Rox said...

I had a lot of help with the decorating... that is def. not my forte ;) Patyence, my husband's step-mom, is an expert baker and she really worked a lot on the decorations. I am hoping she'll take me on as her apprentice. She is making a cake for our anniversary on March 16th which I plan to feature on here soon. ;)

beyssa said...

what a lovely cake rox!. I havent been online to check your blog since i knew you were taking abreak whilst reading twillight :P anyways great job!


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