I have never written about food. Though I love to eat and to cook, the primary focus of my blog is to show my projects involving antique linens, treasures I find at flea markets and what I do with them. I am featuring this cake because it was a sort of project. I am pretty happy with the outcome, though I will make it over and over again to get it just right. (presentation wise, not taste wise)
My daughter Katherine celebrated her 8th birthday on Monday. I took the day off from work to spend some time with her. We went ice skating and shopping and had dinner. I saw a picture of a pink ombre cake on pinterest and have not been able to get it out of my head.
I began searching for a good vanilla cake recipe. And with almost no effort at all I came across a wonderful one! My daughters and friends agree with me that this cake is very moist and flavorful. I finished it with vanilla cream cheese frosting. (Again, not my recipe. All I did was follow it) Please visit Glory's blog, Glorious Treats, for both of these recipes. She did quite a bit of research to come up with them. I think that you will be pleased.
As you can see the top layer is thinner than the bottom three. That is because I did not divide the batter evenly into quarters before coloring it. I just added a tiny bit of red food coloring to the batter for the second layer and then added a bit more for the top two. This cake was not much to look at from the outside but was a surprise when cut into.
There is a lot of room for improvement but it sure was fun to make and serve!
Enjoy your day!