June 1, 2016

Love, Cake

This cake is a white cake with blueberry preserves between the two layers and frosted with a chocolate buttercream.  

I hardly wanted to make the title White Cake with Blue Berry Preserves Frosted with Chocolate Buttercream.  It would be so long; hence, Love, Cake.

I suppose everyone loves cake.  There is at least a cake for everyone.

And the sprinkles add a bit of whimsy, which I love:  whimsy, that is.

This cake is delicious.  Very moist and sweet.  But I have to admit one piece does it for me.

And this was my piece, and I couldn't eat it all.  But it was a big piece.

Do you love cake?  If so, I would love to hear from you!!

For all the cake purists in this world, this is made with a cake mix.  You know, there's a reason there are cake mixes.

Maybe next time I'll do one from scratch.

We'll see.

Love, Cake

White Cake with Blueberry Preserves Filling, Frosted with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

You will need:

1 White Cake Mix (I used Pillsbury)
Make cake following the directions on the cake mix box.
(I substituted milk for water.
I baked my cake mix in two 8-inch cake pans, prepared with butter-flavored shortening and flour.  I bake my cakes at 325 degrees F.)

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:

1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup Butter Flavored Crisco
4 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
4 heaping tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa, sifted into last cup of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of milk
1 tablespoon of plain yogurt
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla

1.  Cream butter and Butter Flavored Crisco.
2.  Add powdered sugar to butter mixture, one cup at a time.
3.  Add milk, yogurt, salt, and vanilla.
4.  Continue to cream together.  I stop my mixer and stir to the bottom of bowl and down the sides and turn my mixer back on and continue until all mixed together.

(I had to make about another cup of frosting to pipe on the shells.)

Putting Cake Together

After cakes have cooled, remove them from the pans.  Wrap in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator.  I placed mine in the refrigerator overnight.

Remove cakes from the refrigerator and cut the domes off the top of the cake.  Place one cake on a cardboard round and place on a turntable.  Spread blueberry preserves onto top of the first layer.  Place second cake layer on top of first layer.  Frost with Chocolate Frosting.  Using a star tip, pipe shells around bottom of cake and top of cake.  Sprinkle with sprinkles.  Serve to family and friends!!


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