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Ms. Antoinette…Now THAT Chick Knew What She Was Talkin’ About!

May 21

There are a few things in life for which there is no substitute.  Absolute decadent/balls to the wall/full sugar/full gluten/butter laden/’kick ass’ cake falls into this category.  When someone has a birthday, the last thing in the world they’re looking for is a tofu-based, monk fruit sweetened, olive oil infused imposter.

A few weeks ago I hosted a birthday party for a friend of ours.  I found the single most AWESOME yellow cake recipe in the universe.  Both buttermilk and sour cream give this creation a most delectable and tender crumb.  The cake I made for him was 6 layers filled with lemon curd ( recipe click here) and raspberry cream cheese frosting.  I meant to take photos, but that meant fiddling with ‘perfect’ slices and saving a piece for the next day when I could shoot in natural sunlight. The spirit was willing, but this fibro laden body was toast after a day of party throwing and 6 layer cake decorating.  So…yeah…there’s no photos of that cake.

But fear not!  Tomorrow was another day, and where there is a will there is a way!  I made cupcakes with said yellow cake recipe, and frosted with the same raspberry cream cheese frosting so that you would have the chance to partake of this wondrous and rare culinary find……

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~Best EVER Yellow Cake~ found here at Bake or Dare

2 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 sticks butter @ room temp
1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs @ room temp
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk @ room temp
1/2 cup sour cream @ room temp
Equipment:
Hand or stand mixer, mixing bowls, cooling racks, nonstick vegetable spray (or you can grease and flour pans as desired), cake or cupcake pan(s) Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prep your cake or cup cake pans. 
 
Combine the cake flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and sift twice. Set aside.Using the mixer whip the butter together with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 6 minutes scraping down the bowl as necessary. (This allows some air to get in to the batter. If we did this once we added the flour it would make the cake tough.)Switch the mixer to low and add the sour cream beating until incorporated. Next alternate adding your remaining dry and wet ingredients. Start by adding a 1/3 of the dry ingredients and letting it incorporate. Next add half of the buttermilk and once that is mixed in another 3rd of the dry mix. Pour in the remainder of your buttermilk and finish off with the remainder of your flour. (I usually scrape down the bowl and let it beat for about another 30-45 seconds after this last addition to ensure everything is combined!)Pour out into your prepared pans and bake until the center of the cake springs back or a toothpick inserted in the center come out clean. Cooking times are as follows:
  • 24 Cupcakes….18 to 23 minutes
  • Two 8 x 1-1/2 inch round baking pans….35 to 40 minutes

~Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting~

~2 packages cream cheese-room temp

~1 stick butter-room temp

~2 tsp raspberry flavoring ( I use Lorann oils)

~ 1 lb. powdered sugar

Cream together in mixer.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Alexandra - dontcallmestepmummy May 26 at 11:54 pm

    Haha this looks yummy. I need to come to your blog more often, perfect for our mixed household of trying to eat clean and a gluten free aupair. Yummy treats always to be found here. Thanks for sharing #sharewithme

    • Reply Red May 27 at 12:47 am

      Glad to help Alexandra! 😉

  • Reply Caro | The Twinkles Mama May 27 at 3:52 am

    WOW! That looks absolutely delicious!!!! Am going to give it a go — thanks so much for sharing xx #ShareWithMe

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • Reply Red May 27 at 9:24 am

      Thanks Caro, this really is the best yellow cake I have ever come across, and I use to have a cupcake business. Wish I had this recipe then! Have a great day! 🙂

  • Reply Betty and the Bumps May 27 at 7:11 am

    These look delish! Buttermilk isn’t all that easy to get hold of in the UK so I often have to make my own. x

    #sharewithme

    • Reply Red May 27 at 9:17 am

      Interesting Betty! I wonder why that is? Glad you make your own though, buttermilk is the secret to so many fantastic recipes. Good to hear from you across the ‘pond’ 🙂

  • Reply Jenny May 31 at 1:33 am

    This sounds absolutely mouth watering and I must try it. While I am trying to bake and cook healthy things for summer I can’t resist a good cake to food style and taste!!! Looks amazing. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  • Reply Red May 31 at 2:37 pm

    Know what you mean Jenny, I LOVE cake! You’ll love this one, really, it’s fantastic 🙂

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