Monday, February 2, 2009

Daily bLESSing

When I was a young child, I never ate the frosting on a cake. It was too sweet!!! I enjoyed Mom's lovely vanilla cake for its one flavor. So it is with a balanced life. The more frosting we add, the less we enjoy the journey itself.
(Photo from Southern Living)

Vanilla Cake

1 cup self rising flour
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup softened butter (no low fat)
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon Watkins Pure Vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Sift flour.
3. Cream butter and sugar in a medium bowl.
4. Whisk eggs before adding to butter/sugar mixture.
5. Slowly add flour.
6. Add milk and vanilla.
7. Beat by hand until smooth.
8. Pour batter into prepared 8 inch cake pan.
9. Bake about 20 minutes.

Cake is traditionally served unfrosted. For special occasions, cut horizontally and fill with jam or custard. Enjoy!!!


Michelle said...

This cake looks moist! I'll be adding this to my recipe book. :)

Laume said...

I'm also a person who leaves the frosting. Well, unless it's frosted with whipped cream. Because, duh. But it always balanced out because my mom liked the frosting and left the cake.