Happy Birthday Joe...

Perfect Birthday Cake (from How to be a Domestic Goddess)
This quantity will fill a 12" square tin!

You'll need
500gms plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
.5 tsp salt
400mls buttermilk
3 tsp vanilla extract
250gms unsalted butter
400gms caster sugar
6 eggs

Mix the flour, salt, bicarb, and baking powder together in a bowl.

Then in a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together.  Add the eggs, one by one, with a spoon of flour, into the mix while mixing all the while.  Add the rest of the flour and buttermilk and blend to a smooth batter.

Bake at 180c for about 40 minutes or until a cake skewer comes out clean.

Leave to cool in the tin, and then turn out onto a wire tray.

When the cake is cool, run a serrated bread knife through lengthwise to create a top layer and a bottom layer.  Don't worry if it breaks a bit, icing covers all tracks! 

Draw a template onto a sheet of parchment, which you have cut out using the cake tin as a guide.  Then cut out the template and lay on top of the cake, cut around it using a bread knife.

Fill the cake with freshly whipped cream and strawberry jam.  Ice using egg white icing, prebought is just as good, I go for Supercook White Frosting!


Ciara said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY little man! Here's to another wonderful year full of adventure and magic and a few sweeties!

Emily said...

The cake looks great! I like What We Eat's new look and am looking forwards to hearing more from you. Not just your yummy food.

Lisa said...

Thank You!

rachel said...

The cake is perfectly adorable, I bet he loved it. Funny, right as I type this- I have a batch of brownie's from Domestic Goddess baking in the oven. Great minds think alike...

Lisa said...

Oh have you made the cream cheese brownies, they're over the page from the regular ones? they are unbelievable!

Nate-n-Annie said...

Happy Birthday to the little guy! Great cake!

Lisa said...

Welcome Nate and Annie, Thanks for the comment!

Lo said...

Wonderful cake... and a very happy birthday to your little guy!

Gotta haul out this cookbook... apparently there are some gems inside!!

Lisa said...

It is my bible Lo! Rarely is there a cake made in this house without a nigella stamp on it somewhere! Even for inspiration - she just has it right!