I recently had to make a birthday cake to take to a celebration so I went looking for a yummy recipe. And as I’ve said before, it’s photo’s that help convince me if I will or won’t make a recipe. And that my friends is why I love Pinterest. So many pictures, so many recipes, so many creative people!
Once I found a convincing picture with a recipe that I was happy with, I pinned it on my Party! board went to work.
I did make a couple modifications to this recipe. I used margarine in the cake since I was nearly out of butter – I saved the butter for the frosting. I also used skim milk instead of whole milk, and added an extra teaspoon of vanilla to the batter for good measure.
I made a 6” double layer cake and 6 cupcakes from this recipe. I baked the cupcakes for about 11 minutes, and the cake for about 26 minutes.
And how did this cake recipe fare in my book? The cake was delicious and received a lot of compliments, but it was a bit heavier than I had expected. I would have preferred a lighter version. The frosting was perfect because the cream cheese helped cut the sweetness that you’d find in a typical buttercream frosting.
So, are you like me? Do you need a picture of a recipe to convince you to try it?