Friday, June 20, 2014

Absolutely the Best Yellow Cake

For this months Cake Slice bake I chose the Yellow Cake recipe. Its a fool proof 1-2-3-4 cake! I've made Paula Dean's 1-2-3-4 cake recipe before, delicious and very buttery, a little greasy for my liking.

I'm glad I had the opportunity to try another recipe. I loved how the cake baked up light and golden. It smelled heavenly!  

I always wrap my cakes in Glad Press'n Seal immediately after removing from the oven. I always leave them in the cake pan, and seal them properly. I let them cool 30 minutes on a rack, then store them in the fridge. I love this technique, it keeps my cakes moist!

For this cake I chose the Quick Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe from this book.

And for the first time in chocolate frosting came out perfect! Yay!!!! I've had trouble before making chocolate frosting. It always ended up seperating! So annoying! It looked curdled! I think it was the cocoa powder. 

I loved the silky texture! It was light, fluffy, and delicious!

It was enough to frost my 3 8" layered cake! I made sure no last drop went to waste....licking that bowl nicely!

With all this said, this turned out to be the best American Classic Cake! The perfect Birthday Cake Recipe! Really! The texture of the cake was light, and had the perfect balance of butter without being greasy. The crumb was perfect. And paired up with the chocolate buttercream was heavenly! You did it again Carole Walter!