Sunday, October 9, 2011

Vanilla cake with Butter Cream Frosting Kicked up a Notch

A couple of days ago I was asked to make a cake to bring to school. A co-worker was leaving her job and we were having a farewell lunch for her. Making a vanilla cake sounded dull to me, but that is what I was told to make.

So this is what I decided to do:

First I bought 2 French Vanilla Duncan Hines cake boxes. Then I came home and put my thinking cap on.

I have found a blog from a talented young lady from Your Cup of Cake. She has some very tasty cup cakes and frosting's. I looked around her blog and then in blog land and came up with my own creation. Ha ha!

When I mixed the 2 cake mixes I substituted half of the oil for apple sauce. Then I poured both mixes into one 9x13 inch pan. The pan was lined with aluminum foil and extended a couple of inches over the sides. That was so when it baked it could rise up to the very top of the pan.

When It came out of the oven I placed a cutting board on the top and smashed it down. I let it cool that way.

This will make the cake more dense.

When it was cooled I frosted it with my own creation.

I wasn't sure the frosting would be any good so I asked my daughter to try it. I got a definitely yes from her. Yeah!

Butter Cream Frosting

1 stick of softened butter

2 Tablespoon milk

½ teaspoon vanilla

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

1/3 cup Sweetened Condensed milk

2 cups powdered sugar

Doesn't this have a nice color.

I remember reading PW blog and her commenting, sweetened condensed milk was so good. That's where I got my idea to add it to the frosting.

Sorry I didn't take a picture of the finished cake. My decorating leaves something to be desired. My daughter laughed and said it looked like something an old lady would make. I was crushed! Not really.

When I took it to school I received tons of compliments. I felt so good inside.

Ha ha! Everyone thinks I'm a good cook. What they don't know won't hurt them. :) At the end of the day there was only one small piece left.

It may be ugly but damn it was good! Ha ha!

Say, anyone got an idea what I should name the frosting?

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Lovely Light said...

Sounds delicious. An empty pan at the end of the day is such a compliment. We only have white and chocolate Pilsbury cake mixes here...