Friday, April 15, 2011
My Double Shower Weekend is here! Recipe Corner: "Angela's Endless Possibility Cake"
I am so excited because my fiance' and his parents are arriving today from New York for a double shower weekend! Tomorrow is my personal shower and Sunday is a Couple's Shower. I can't wait to tell you all about it and share pictures! In celebration, I am sharing with you my recipe for what many call a basic yellow cake and basic buttercream frosting. However, I call my recipes for them “Endless Possibilities” because you can take these two recipes and turn them into a cake for all kinds of special occasions or just because. I used these recipes to create this 3-tier wedding cake for a couple.
"Angela’s Endless Possibility Cake”
Yield: 2 8-inch round cake layers
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8-inch round baking pans with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla to mixture. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt. Alternate adding small amount of dry mixture to batter, then adding small amount of milk to batter, beating well after each addition, until both have been completely added into mixture. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8-inch round baking pans with cooking spray. Pour batter into pans and spread batter evenly in pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Let cool in pans for ten minutes, run a knife around edge to loosen the cake, then turn out on counter to finish cooling. When cakes have completely cooled, spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of cake. Use ¾ cup of frosting in center of cake and use remaining amount on top and sides of cake. Enjoy!
“Angela’s Endless Possibility Frosting”
Yield: Frosts two 8-inch cake layers
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
With an electric mixer at low speed, mix powdered sugar and butter together. Once combined, add vanilla and milk. Increase speed of mixer to medium and beat for additional 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth and of spreading consistency. If frosting becomes too thick, thin frosting by adding an additional teaspoon of milk.