Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bday recipes-- Tony's yellow cake

Tony, my boss, likes to keep things simple so he requested a basic yellow cake with chocolate icing! I couldn't keep it that simple so I kicked up just a notch! Take a lookski!

Yellow Cake recipe:
2 c of cake flour (4 tbsp of cornstarch fill remainder of measuring cup with regular flour)
2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c butter
1 c sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c milk

Preheat oven to 350F

In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt with a wire whisk.Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and mix until completely combines. Slowly add flour alternately with milk. At end of addition batter should be smooth. Bake Yellow Cake Recipe for 20 to 25 minutes. Link to recipe I used

I doubled this recipe for an EXTRA EXTRA big cake :)  Turned out great!  Allow both cakes to cool!

Coffee Butter-cream Filling
1/2 c butter, softened
1 1/2 c confectioners sugar
1/4 cup strong brewed coffee

Top one of the cakes with this then stack and ice the rest of the cake with Chocolate frosting!

Chocolate Frosting
1/2 c unsalted butter at room temperature (key that its unsalted real butter!)
2 c powdered sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
4 tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

I sprinkled the top with the confectioners sugar to add a pretty little touch!!  Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and you have yourself a nice little treat!!!!

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