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Since Easter is just around the corner, I thought I would re-post my all time favourite Vanilla Cake recipe which is from the Cupcake Cafe in New York. I have their cookbook, but the recipes are huge, bigger than what I would make for my family. A number of years ago, I found the Cupcake Cafe recipe in a newspaper and it was scaled down for home baking.
By far, this is the most requested cake by my friends and family. The icing is butter cream, made with egg whites and boiled sugar and a full pound of butter (large cake though), and so is less sweet than powdered sugar icing......For those of you who do not have a candy thermometer, use your meat thermometer. I use one of those digital ones. THIS IS NOT HARD TO DO. REALLY, please don't be intimidated by the Butter cream.
For Easter, I like my table to be full of Spring bulbs. And Vanilla Cake. I hope you enjoy this gorgeous cake.
Recipe from The Cupcake Cafe as reproduced in the Toronto Star.
Make up a batch of your favourite Vanilla Butter Cream or icing and you are go.
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