Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Best White Cake Recipe Paired with the Best Peanut Butter Buttercream

With all the hooplah of Kelsie’s food allergies, it has prompted me to have to make everything we eat from scratch.  Well almost everything.  With June being birthday season around our house, (Kayla, my husband, and myself) I have to be prepared to make cake after cake and with the best white cake recipe I can pair it with any and every frosting to please everybody’s palette! 

I told Kayla to pick any cake she wanted, and being my daughter she said “something with peanut butter!”.  I knew then that I was going to use a white cake because white cake is so good with peanut butter.  And this white cake recipe is the easiest, most moist, and best I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating.  Oh and this peanut butter buttercream is seriously a peanut butter lover’s fantasy!  It’s thick, creamy, peanut buttery, and all around delicious!

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White Cake

What do you need?

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, room temp
  • 3 cups ap flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, room temp
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

What do you do?

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 3 9 inch round cake pans.  Butter and flour them.  Shake out excess flour. (yes, I only used two in my cake that is shown…we used the 3rd one as the taste tester)
  2. Cream butter and shortening together. Slowly add one cup of sugar at a time. Add eggs, one at a time. 
  3. Sift the flour, mix in the salt and baking powder in a medium bowl. 
  4. Pour your milks and van extract together in a small bowl.
  5. Slowly add the dry ing to your butter sugar mix.  Then add in the milks.  Add in each one a little at a time…alternating between the flour and milk. 
  6. Distribute evenly among the cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool a few minutes before removing to a wire rack.  Allow to cool completely before you frost your cake.

Peanut Butter Buttercream

What do you need?

  • 1 cup butter, room temp
  • 1 heaping cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

What do you do?

  1. Cream together your peanut butter and butter, until silk smooth.  NO LUMPS!
  2. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, scraping the bowl as you go.  Mix until well combined.
  3. Add the heavy whipping cream, beat until smooth.
  4. Frost your favorite cake or cupcakes!