Wednesday, July 20, 2011

# birthdays # cake

Eat Cake

It was my husband's birthday last week. He requested this cake. (This was the last piece.) I have made it once before and now it's one of our favorites. It's a white cake made with buttermilk and layered with old-fashioned chocolate frosting.

It's so good that I'm sharing the recipe!

White Cake

4 egg whites at room temperature

2 c. flour

1-1/2 cups sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup shortening

2 tsp. vanilla


Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour pan. In large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, bakingg powder, salt and soda. Add buttermilk, shortening and vanilla. Beat on low until combined. Then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add egg whites on low until combined and then beat again for 2 more minutes on medium speed. Spread in pans. Bake 25 minutes or so until done. Watch and check to see when done. Cupcakes will take about 15 minutes, depending on your oven. Cool and frost.

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Frosting

This recipe is from Our Best Bites. Click HERE for this AMAZING recipe.

NOTE: I do not have a paddle attachment to my Kitchen Aid stand mixer but a whisk attachment works just as well. If you notice that the frosting isn't whipping up very well, put the bowl back into the ice bath until the frosting is cooler. The recipe says to let the bowl stay in the ice bath for 1-2 minutes. I suggest at least 5 minutes or so, stirring constantly. Make sure you scrape the bottom and sides of your bowl before whipping the frosting. Sometimes the chocolate begins to harden in the ice bath- it's okay as long as you scrape it off the sides and bottom before whipping.


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