July 5, 2013


“If there's something that you're dreaming
 of then may it all come true,
because you deserve it all..."
"I hope your dreams take you... to the corners of your smiles,
to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities,
 and to the most special places your heart has ever known.”

“Hope your Birthday gently breezes into your life
all the choicest of things and
all that your heart holds dear~
Have A Fun- Filled Day"

This is an ultimate tender, moist cake perfect for birthdays and special occasions, yet simple enough for everyday cupcakes. Vanilla and almond flavors combine to give you smooth, mellow flavors reminiscent of your favorite bakery cakes!

2 3/4 cups Unbleached Cake Flour
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
4 large eggs whites plus 1 whole large egg
1 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare two 8" x 2" or 9" x 2" round pans; or 2 standard cupcake pans (20 to 24 cupcakes) by greasing and flouring; or lining with parchment, then greasing the parchment.

Mix all of the dry ingredients on slow speed to blend. Add the soft butter and mix until evenly crumbly, like fine damp sand. It may form a paste, depending on the temperature of the butter, how much it's mixed, and granulation of the sugar used.

 Add the egg whites one at a time, then the whole egg, beating well after each addition to begin building the structure of the cake. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl after each addition.

 In a small bowl, whisk the milk with the vanilla and almond extracts. Add this mixture, 1/3 at a time, to the batter. Beat 1 to 2 minutes after each addition, until fluffy. Be sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.

Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes for 8" or 9" rounds; or 18 to 20 minutes for cupcakes. A toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center will come out clean when done. Remove from the oven, remove from the pan, and frost with a good buttercream!



1 comment:

  1. These cakes are just amazing--love your decorating. Who wouldn't want a birthday cake that looks like this, XOXO


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