Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday's Recipe...White Birthday Cake Recipe

This is hard to believe but I now have a 7-year-old...yikes, I was 18 yesterday, or so it feels. In an effort to be Suzzy Homemaker or Betty Crocker, I have decided to make all of my kids' birthday cakes. We have a great cake maker in town, but I just want to DO IT MYSELF... surprise surprise. I have a couple of great chocolate recipes but my little angel wanted white this year... I found a great recipe on AllRecipes.com and even though I messed it up a little, it was still a success, especially with seven 7-year-olds. Before we had cake, the girls got their hair styled and pedicures. (Well they soaked their feet in hot water, got lotion, and polish) They loved it! It could not have been feasible without my wonderful sister-in-law(and the salon she works at), my sister, and her friend, Megan.
Above my daughter is so pleased, it is FINALLY her day. Only 365 more days until the next "special day."
As party favors, I made each girl a headband, since it was a "spa day" themed party.
Okay, for the recipe since this is supposed to be a recipe themed post. Super easy cake and since she is almost a little firecracker most of her cakes have been patriotically themed. For the star and seven, I printed off a star shape and a 7 on computer paper. I cut them out, making a stencil and then used blue and red sprinkles to create the lovely cake decor. This recipe was super easy and I accidentally used one extra cup of butter. (I know I'm an idiot but I have 4 children now and that makes me practically brainless) Anyhow, even with an extra cup of butter it was still pretty good. Enjoy! BTW... I doubled the recipe for a two-layer 9-inch cake.
White Cake Recipe
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x9 inch pan or line a muffin pan with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven. For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back to the touch.


Whitney said...

That is a fantastic cake. I love the idea of printing off the shapes/ number and cutting it out to make a stencil. Thanks for the idea!

Jenn said...

Your daughter is beautiful. I love a good white cake. Well - I love any cake!!!