Thank you foodie friends for all the well wishes on my birthday. The flu bug has left the building and my energy is back, woo-hoo!! I felt that I deserved a little post birthday treat so I whipped up these cutie patooties. This is the recipe that I had intended to make for my birthday and it comes from C&H Sugar. A while back I tweeted that I was in search of a white cake recipe and they responded. This is the second time that they’ve responded when I sent out an SOS for a recipe. Thanks a bunch C&H!!
What really struck me about this recipe is the inclusion of cream cheese frosting. Can you imagine what that does to a cake? And believe it or not it’s not overly sweet. The only thing I changed was the type of pan. The recommended pan size is 8×8. I used a 9-inch round and then cut 3” circles from it. Then I piped chocolate frosting on half the circles, topped them with the remaining ones and piped more super rich chocolate frosting on top. Oh yeah!!!!
Everyday is a celebration friends and life is too short not to have dessert, a couple of times.
Magic Cake – From C&H Sugar
1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
1 (1-lb.) pkg. Domino® Confectioners Sugar (approx. 3 3/4 cups)
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1/3 cup water
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 8×8-inch square baking pan.
Frosting: In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed until smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar alternately with milk, beating 1-2 minutes or until blended. Remove 1 cup of frosting from bowl and set aside.
Cake: With mixer at slow speed, add eggs to remaining frosting in mixing bowl. Add vanilla; beat until blended. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to mixing bowl alternately with water and continue beating 1-2 minutes or until well blended.
Pour into pan and bake 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely. Place cake on serving plate. Spread sides and top of cake with remaining frosting set aside. Makes 9 servings.