Wednesday, October 7, 2015
WWDH - Simple Vanilla Cake
For Wednesday with Donna Hay this week, Peggy chose Donna's Simple Vanilla Cake. This recipe is just as it says - a basic vanilla butter cake:
The recipe made icing optional, and referred to Donna's whipped buttercream if you wanted to ice the cake.
I thought that Donna's icing was a bit too much faffing around for a simple cake. On the day I made this, I had watched an Everyday Gourmet where Justine made cupcakes for kids. She had iced them using a basic icing made from 1 1/2 cups icing sugar, 125g butter and a tablespoon of milk beaten together then coloured. I thought this icing would be perfect for my simple vanilla cake:
As you can see, my decorations were also inspired by Justine's cupcakes - simple and joyous.
This was a really tasty basic cake. I think the icing enhanced the enjoyment of the cake by adding some colour, moistness and flavour. Loved it.
To se what the others thought of this cake, visit the LYL section of the WWDH website.