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COOK THE ISSUE #97

Buttermilk Cake with Spiced Vanilla Icing

By KaityCron, member

February 12th, 2009

I am not a baker, but this cake was very simple.  I think I got it all put together and in the oven in less than 20 minutes.  It would have taken me just as long to make a cake out of a box.  I cooked it for an hour and tested the center with a toothpick.  It came out clean but when I cut into it (the next morning) it looked like it wasn't quite cooked all the way through.  It tasted great, but I think it was denser because of this.  I took the cake with me to work and everyone loved it! I think they were surprised to learn that butternut squash was an ingredient.  I liked that this cake wasn't too sweet.  The icing added just enough sweetness.  I made my icing a little too thin. I did end up with a lot pooled on the cake plate.  Regardless, it hardened and looked very nice.  Since, I'm not a baker, baking is always a great learning experience.  I will make this cake again, I'll just need to invest in a Bundt pan (I borrowed the one I used from a friend). 

Recipe Used: Buttermilk Cake with Spiced Vanilla Icing


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Comments (4)

jaclyne writes: Hi KaityCron, also, don't be tempted to get a silicone one....I don't find they brown as well. Williams sonoma has a beautiful one that I've been eyeing for a while! Posted: 11:30 pm on February 12th

KaityCron writes: Thanks Pielove. The Bundt pan does look pretty with all the groves, but you are correct--it's a pain to clean! Posted: 10:51 pm on February 12th

bvgc writes: This cake is delicious!!! WEasy to make, and a crowd pleaser.
I have made it 3 times already. Posted: 9:13 pm on February 12th

Pielove writes: Hey KaityCron, we have adjacent posts and the same bundt pan. When you buy one for yourself, don't get this one-- the little grooves are a pain in the butt to clean and the cakes don't all release as perfectly as this one did. Your cake looks great by the way!
pie Posted: 8:18 pm on February 12th

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