Today is my mom's 85th birthday! We celebrated a little early last night with our family and friends and this cake was part of the deal. It's a very easy to make and pretty tasty without that overly sweet feeling found in so many recipes. It was a hit and I improvised (what's new?) the frosting which I am pretty pleased about. Here's the recipe below - try it try it and tell me what you think!
Simple golden cake - makes two 8 or 9 inch layers - prepare pans with shortening and a dusting of flour - preheat oven to 350F
6 tbsp. butter and 1 cup of sugar
Whip until fluffy. Add in slowly three egg yolks reserving the whites in another bowl, a tablespoon of vanilla and 2/3 cup of milk.
To this mixture add in three parts and beat vigorously for 5 minutes
1 and 3/4 cups of sifted cake flour and 2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt
Beat the egg whites in another bowl until they are peaked, but not dry
Fold them into the mixture and pour into the pans!
Bake until golden colored - about 25 mins. but keep an eye on em.
1 stick of butter whipped to a fluffy consistency
add in 1/2 cup of whipped cream cheese and a tablespoon of vanilla
when completely mixed add in powdered sugar 1/3 of a cup at a time up to 1 cup or until the mixture holds peaks nicely.
Cut the cakes in half if you want four layers and on the layers spread 1/2 cup of raspberry jam and part of the frosting. Put the layers together and spread the remainder on top. Add single raspberries for decoration!