My First Time –

-making a cake from scratch, that is.DSC_8426 (1600x1060)I was wanting cake but there wasn’t a cake mix anywhere and I was a disappoint.  Then I remembered that we had a box of cake flour tucked away in an undercounter overflow pantry!  Alas, my enthusiasm at finding it didn’t translate into Mrs J wanting to bake me that cake.  We did have everything else the recipe on back of the box called for so I muddled ahead. That link is to a nearly identical recipe I found online.  I used two 9 inch cake pans rather than three 8 inchers.  Take note of the use of parchment paper in the pan bottom.  I sure plan to, next time.  LOLDSC_8427 (1600x1060)A generous coating of frosting helped hide my mistakes.  I used a brown butter cream cheese frosting this time rather than the one in the recipe.  I can’t find the exact recipe for the frosting but as I recall it had 2 sticks of butter, one of them browned and then cooled, 16 ounces of cream cheese, a teaspoon of vanilla and a pinch of salt.  Cream together the cheese and the butter, add the vanilla and salt,  then mix in 3 or 4 cups of powdered sugar.  (I used 2 cups of Splenda and 1 of powdered sugar.)

The cake turned out great!

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