Monday, January 31, 2011

Butter Cake

Butter Cake


• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 cup white sugar
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 1/2 teaspoon Madagascar Vanilla Extract
• 1 1/2 cup of milk


 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
 Lightly spray square 8 inch baking pan with nonstick spray
 Dust the bottom with flour to make sure it doesn’t stick
 Mix together the flour, salt, ground cinnamon, and baking powder into a bowl and set aside
 Using the creaming method add the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar into a mixer and blend until it has fully incorporated itself into the butter
 Add 1 egg at a time and mix
 Once all the eggs are added add the vanilla extract and blend
 Alternatively add milk then flour only until it has been mixed throughout
 Mixing too much will cause gluten to develop and a denser cake to form
 Turn off mixer and pour into the cake pan
 Bake for approximately 50-60 minutes or until the cake can spring back when touched

*For the decoration of the cake I found that the Wilton website gives me ideas and very useful tips on what to use and do for my cakes.*

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