Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Back to Basics - Butter Cake


For Bastille Day last week I wanted to bake a French version of the rainbow cake using red and blue food colouring. I started pouring over my cookbooks but couldn't seem to find a simple butter cake to use as the base. As conincidence would have it one of my favourite blogs Smitten Kitchen, had just posted a yellow cake recipe. Perfect!
My baking in honour of Bastille Day got a little lost in translation though. My fancy rainbow cake full of French meaning somehow morphed into a traditional butter cake smothered in my new favourite chocolate icing and topped with pink marshmallows.
Recipe from here.
I really like this recipe. It calls for both cake flour and buttermilk, always a good sign in my experience.

Butter and sugar compliment each other so nicely.

Adding the eggs. One at at time of course!

The cake waiting to be dressed.

The dressed cake

The eaten cake.

3 comments:

Megan said...

That cake looks so decadent... and the pink marshmallows are adorable!

Miss High Heels said...

Thanks Megan! The icing on this cakes is so delicious that it would make a good dessert all on its own...I'll have to try it out I think.

John said...

Wow, that looks great! I love the last pic--you just want to climb right in! I bet it would be cozy and warm.