July 4th Cake Fun!

Looking to add the perfect festive dessert to your July 4th party! Make this red, white and blue cake for a fun surprise!IMG_6856

Ingredients:

Cake
1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
1 Cup Sugar
3 Large Eggs
2 Cups Unbleached Cake Flour
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 Cup Buttermilk
2 teaspoons Rodelle Reserve Vanilla

Frosting
1½ Cups Unsalted Butter – softened
6 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon Rodelle Reserve Vanilla
2 teaspoons Buttermilk

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Instructions:
Cake
Preheat oven to 375°F
Soft the butter then cream butter with the mixer.
Add sugar & eggs.
Mix flour, baking powder and salt.
Gradually add dry ingredients to wet while alternately adding buttermilk.
Mix in vanilla.
Divide batter between 2 (8″) round cake pans that have been generously greased with butter or shortening.
Bake 25 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
Allow cakes to cool in pans for 10 minutes.
Grease your cooling rack. Transfer cakes to cooling racks. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting
In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the butter for 1 minute.
Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Scrape the sides in between each addition. Mix for 30 seconds between each sugar addition.
Add vanilla and buttermilk.
Mix on medium/high speed for 4-5 minutes. Frosting will be light and creamy.
Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before frosting your cake. Whip once more before frosting cake.
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Now you have the perfect centerpiece for your table. Serve with sparklers for extra fun!

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xoxo,

Sophie & trey

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