Monday, 7 April 2008

Rich Butter Cake with Golden Buttercream

At the weekend I received Cakes Galore by Valerie Barrett and instantly it was love at first sight. This is a book every baker should have in their collection. Over the weekend I had a good browse and came across so many wonderful recipes that I wanted to bake there and then. So this morning I decided to bake the Rich Butter Cake and ice it with the golden buttercream icing from another recipe in the book, as I knew they would make a perfect combination. As my loaf cake was baking the entire house was filled with that buttery scent and my son came down from his room and said...mmmm that smells so good mum! The sponge in this cake is so fluffy and light, as you can see from the photo. And the buttercream really finishes this cake off well I think, I added a few drops of yellow colouring to give it that golden buttery look and sprinkled on some pastel coloured butterfly sprinkles.



16 comments:

ruthEbabes said...

Oh yum.... I've recently fell in love with buttercream so I'm sure I'd love this!

Maria said...

Thanks Ruth and who wouldn't fall in love with buttercream. It definitely is one of my favourite icings for cakes/cupcakes.

Maria
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Happy cook said...

Wow it is indeeed rich but would love to have a thick slice.

Jules said...

The buttercream looks perfect and pretty with the little butterflies. I could just eat a slice of this now!

Maria said...

Thanks Happy Cook and so nice to see you back ;o)

Thanks Jules

Maria
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Margaret said...

I'm pleased that you are happy with the new book. I too would have topped the cake with some sort of icing. Yours looks particularly good, the sprinkles are cute.
Another baking book that you may be interested in is Women's Weekly Home Baked, full of all things fabulous for the home baker.
My local coffee shop uses these recipes and they are amazing. Mx

Maria said...

Margaret thanks for dropping by. I will have to look into this book ;o)

Maria
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Kelly-Jane said...

I've put it on my wishlist!

Gorgoeous cake, and I love the little sprinkles - are they butterflies?

Maria said...

Hi Kelly

You will love this book. The sprinkles are butterflies ;o)

Maria
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Rosie said...

This is one beautiful cake Maria!! What a treat to view this cake out of your new book too!!

That cake book is definitely one great book :D

Hugs Rosie x

Maria said...

Thanks Rosie ;o)

Maria
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Gigi said...

The buttercream is gorgeous! It's just such a beautiful shade of yellow. *drooling*

Emiline said...

I'm almost angry at you because it looks so good. I want.

Maria said...

Hi Gigi, thanks!

Hi Emiline, thanks, lol ;o)

Maria
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Rosie said...

Hi Sweetie you have been tagged for a Six Word Memoir :)

Rosie x

http://rosiebakesapeaceofcake.blogspot.com/

Maria said...

Thank you Rosie!

Maria
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