Saturday, May 9, 2015

Simple Frosted Cake

This is my 3rd frosted cake. I wanted to bake a cake in honor of mother's day and wish Happy Mother's Day to all mothers. I also wanted to bake a cake not using the boxed cake mix. I looked up and selected this recipe Moist Yellow Cake. I did a slight modification to the recipe to my version and I also tried this simple frosting to give a mother's touch.

I like to frost the naked icing on the sides so the cake is not too heavily loaded with the icing, plus I just like the look of the rustic look on the cake. I topped the cake with swirls of roses and sprinkled with gold pearls... simple but not too bare, Sprinkles give it an extra touch and glow! I hope this cake won't disappoint those who get to eat them :)

Recipe and directions below. Enjoy!

I only make 1/2 a recipe of Buttercream frosting based and found at foodnetwork, here, I added a tablespoon of rasberry preserve for a hint of color to show a little off white, almost beige. I almost ran out of frosting when I frosting the bottom trims... thus you can see the bottom trims look a little sloopy.. uh oh.. if I don't tell you don't too, ok?

Here is the recipe on the cake:

1 cup (2 sticks) of butter, (I used margarine)
2 cups of sugar
4 eggs (I used only 3 eggs)
3 cups of self-rising flour 
1 cup of whole milk (I used 2% milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Grease the sides of cake panLine with parchment paper bottom of (2) 9 inch cake pans (or use 3 8-inch)Using a mixer, cream butter until fluffy.Add sugar and continue to cream for about 7 minutes.Add eggs one at a time. Beat well after each egg is added.Add flour and milk (alternating to creamed mixture), beginning and ending with flour. Add vanilla to mix; until just mixed.Divide batter equally into the cake pans.Knock lightly above your counter the pans flat onto counter several times to release of any air bubbles. This will help you have a more level cake.Bake for 35 – 40 minutes until done. (will 25 – 30 minutes if using 8-inch and 3 pans)Cool in pans for 5 – 10 minutes.Remove cakes on separate plates and cool completely.

Prepare frosting according to recipe from on the above link.

Frost cake and store cake on cool place or refrigerator for at least a couple hours to let frost setServe.

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