So, I baked a white cake using a recipe that had been sitting in my recipe collection for months.
The cake turned out marvelous, and had almost a pound cake kind of texture, but it was perfect for our little celebration.
Here is the recipe for this wonderful birthday cake!
White Birthday Cake2-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 cup butter, softened
3 large eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix the flour, sugar, and baking powder together in your mixing bowl. Pour in softened butter and combine on lowest speed. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Gently stir in sour cream, water, and extracts, beating until fluffy.
Grease and flour pans of choice - I used a bundt pan, but cake pans, 9x13 pan, or even 24 cupcake pans can be used. Adjust cooking time for the pan you used. For the bundt pan, I cooked the cake for 40 minutes, and it was perfect. 9x13 cook for 30 minutes, and cupcakes, and cake pans cook for 18-20 minutes. Cook until wooden toothpick comes out clean.
Buttercream Icing1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp milk
Beat butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract together. Add in milk carefully to get the consistency you desire. More milk can be added if you want the icing to pour over the cake. Recipe can be easily doubled or tripled, depending on how much icing you need.
This Saturday, to continue the birthday fun, my daughter and I will have a "girl's day out" in a local town. All the thrift stores in town have teamed up to create a perfect thrift shopping day excursion. Each one of the thrift stores (I think there are 9) are having sales and are giving away prizes throughout the day. Since my daughter and I both enjoy thrift store shopping, it will be a fun day for us. So, we will continue the birthday celebration for a few days - and that is part of the fun of birthdays... don't you think? :)