Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Vanilla Butter Cake with Buttercream Icing

 This is the cake done for an order from my neighbour during lassummer..After spending the whole day in  no- fire cooking workshop with 40 kids!...I returned home damn tired.. i got a call from a mother ,as she needs a basic buttercream icing cake within 2 hrs...I wrapped my apron ,it was burning hot summer,i did this cake,made the dinner, hand overed the cake and went for this review!

This is my mom’s recipe,she used to bake in late afternoons,screaming at me,not to touch the oven...I cherish those days through its wonderful aroma while baking this cake...So,use some good brand of vanilla essence and enjoy the cake...

Vanilla Butter Cake with Buttercreaming Icing
Baking time: 45-1.00 hours
Baking Pan:20 cms Round/Square

Powdered Sugar-250gms
All purpose flour/Maida-250gms
Baking powder-2 ½ tsps
Vanilla Essence-2 tsps
Salt-a pinch

1.Beat the butter and sugar for 2 minutes
2.Add egg one by one and beat them well
3.Add vanilla essence and salt and continue to beat
3.Sieve flour and baking powder and add little by little to the batter and beat it slowly
4.Once done,pour the batter to greased baking pan
5.Bake it for 45 minutes at 180*C in a preheated oven

It doesn’t take 45 minutes, so keep an eye on cake after 30 minutes....
The cake turns slightly brown on top.
The cake’s texture will be spongy and light

Vanilla Buttercream Icing
Icing Sugar-500gms
Vanilla Essence-1 tsps
Colors as needed
1.Beat the butter for a minute ,add icing sugar little by little and beat until it turns creamy and light..Split the butter cream icing and add the colors and mix it as required
2.To level the icing ,dip the knife in lukewarm water ,wipe and level it.. 
3.I used wilton star tip no.32

This cake is fuss free,light and sponge cake...u don’t need to trim the cake on and on..
Just use the cake for icing as it is..Enjoy


  1. wow....absolute beauty...luv d purple icing !!!

  2. Wow..that's real hard work you mentioned Priya..Need lots of energy..Btw,you made it brilliant !

  3. Wow..that's real hard work you mentioned Priya..Need lots of energy..Btw,you made it brilliant !

  4. That's a beautiful cake! I now know where you inherited your baking skills! You are running around like a WonderWoman! :)

  5. Looks very tempting Priya..I'll try this if I get a oven here


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