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Sunday, 28 March 2010

Happiness Is...

a slice of cake
pot of hot tea
lazy sunday evenings

Buttermilk cake

{12-16 Servings. Prep: 35 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling time}

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition (batter will be thick). Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan.

Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire cooling rack, cool completely.

Chocolate Glaze
  • 6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Stir chocolate and butter in heavy saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Add corn syrup. Add vanilla extract and whisk until smooth. Let cool slightly. Stir while it cools. Put cake on cooling rack. Line the counter underneath with aluminum foil or parchment or something under the rack for a quick, easy cleanup. Start pouring the glaze mixture over the top of the cake.


Loverboy said...

Mmmm delish~!

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Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Oh, yes indeed.

WackyMummy said...

Okay, so WHEN exactly am I invited over for "tea"???

LarryG said...

you got that right!

Emily said...

I must say I completely agree Jack. Mmmmm... My mom just came back from London a little over a week ago and she learned how to make those wonderful cream scones. So she made that for breakfast for us this past Sunday with fresh tea. It was dreamy!



Andrea on Third Street said...

Wow, this looks marvelous. Suddenly I not feeling so spiffy about the 'homemade' Betty Crocker PB cookies I made with the kids last week. Suddenly.