Tuesday, May 24

buttermilk cake to die for!

 i have been making this cake for the last 10yrs.  i found it in the vogue entertaining cookbook "morning noon night"...and the page is very much buttermilk splattered (with love).  i believe in this cake so much because i have made it for non-cake lovers & they like it!  it is really easy to make & you can give it your point of difference if you want by adding lemon zest/orange juice or berries...i made this cake for my f-inlaws bday lunch & the girls helped me!  i decorated this cake with (thawed) frozen blueberries...thinking of the antioxidants!
buttermilk cake w vanilla butter icing (serves 8)
cake ingredients - 1/2 vanilla bean, 250g sugar, 125g butter, 2 eggs, 250g sr flour, 1 cup buttermilk
icing ingredients - 50g unsalted butter, 2 cups icing sugar, 1 tspn vanilla extract, pinch salt, a little boiling water
cake prepare - preheat the oven to 180.  grease & flour a 23cm round cake tine.  scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the sugar.  beat the butter & sugar together until creamy.  beat in the eggs, alternating w a little flour.  add the buttermilk & beat until smooth.  gradually & lightly fold in the remainder of the flour.  pour batter into the prepared tin & bake for approx 35 mins or until firm.  turn out & cool on rack.
icing prepare - beat the butter until light & creamy.  then gradually beat in the icing sugar together with the vanilla extract & salt.  thin icing with 1-2tbpns of boiling water.  spread over cooled cake w the back end of a knife...wonderful served w fresh berries or toasted coconut.


Marisa said...

Buttermilk cakes are the best! So moist. My hubby will love the berries on top too.

Colleen said...

Looks delicious. One of my favourite cakes is a chocolate buttermilk one that I make on a regular basis. The buttermilk definitely makes cakes more moist. Thanks for sharing. I shall give this one a try. The berries make it healthy :) xx

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Ooohh.. loving the look of this cake. I think I'm going to give it a go. Thank-you!! Leahx

greenbeenfood said...

Buttermilk is such a worthy ingredient! Muffins with buttermilk are also gorgeous.

Jane said...

Oh my, this cake looks divine!! xxx

Pinecone Camp said...

Looks so delicious! I have "morning noon night" and I love it. Haven't tried this cake - you've made it look beyond fantastic. Btw, does Vogue still put that book out?

greenbeenfood said...

sadly i have not seen a vogue ent cookbook out for a while. they merged the mag w vogue living. gourmet traveller produce a beautiful annual cookbook. dayle x

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