It is Birthday night at our church choir, and I signed up to bring dessert, which translated into I am bringing the cake! Oh.. the cake.. I don’t bake all that often, my heart is in cooking, but I don’t completely stink at baking, it just means I don’t enjoy it as much as cooking. The cakes turn out fine. I made this cake for my mother’s birthday a few months ago (link)- well, not this cake.. I made a new cake using the same recipe! I liked the cake, but was not a fan of the frosting, so this time I made a different frosting. It was much better. I found the recipe on a blog named “savory sweet life” and here is the link to the frosting. I made a 1 1/2 recipe to be sure that I had enough frosting and in retrospect I am glad that I did. It would otherwise have been tight.
Classic Vanilla Butter-cream Frosting
adapted from savorysweetlife
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened (not melted!)
- 4 1/2 – 6 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 1/2 – 6 Tbsp heavy cream (or milk will work too)
Beat the softened butter with a mixer for a minute or two. With the mixer on low speed, add 4 1/2 cups of powdered sugar to the mixing bowl and beat until it is incorporated. Add the salt and vanilla extract and mix to combine. Add 4 1/2 Tbsp cream and combine. Add more powdered sugar to thicken the mixture, or more cream to thin the mixture out.