Friday, May 30, 2014

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Great moist cake and sugary sweet frosting! By the time I realized we should take pictures we had eaten most of the cake...out of the baking pan! Next time...

Yellow Cake
adapted from
makes one 8in cake

½ cup butter
¾ cups white sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 8 inch round pan or 9x9 baking pan. 

Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time. Stir in flour mixture and milk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly tapped. Cool 15 minutes before turning out onto cooling racks.

Chocolate Frosting
Adapted from Allrecipes
Makes about 2 cups of frosting

2 ¾ cups confectioners' sugar
6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
6 tbsp butter
5 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa, and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter until smooth, then gradually beat in sugar mixture and milk. 

Blend in vanilla. 

Beat until light and fluffy. If necessary, adjust consistency with more milk or sugar.

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