White Butter Cake w/Raspberry Filling & cream cheese frosting AND a blogging break

Before I leave for India, I planned on posting a few desserts but time did not permit.My packing and shopping left me with little or no time to blog hop or post a recipe.I will be leaving this week and will be back in the third week of April.I may blog hop occasionally but I have no idea how much access I will have to internet and if I can gather some time to do it.So before I leave, I thought of posting a white butter cake recipe from Joy of Baking.

I cant wait to go to India, see my parents and I really am looking forward to my brother's wedding.Until I am back, don't have too much fun and miss me every time you are eating something sweet!!I will miss you all and your fun reads very much!The weather is getting pleasant, at times that is and Spring is just around the corner.Enjoy the weather!
I made this cake for one of my friends' baby shower and everyone really liked it.I made a few changes like making a raspberry whipped cream instead of jam.
1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs separated
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 cup Milk
1/8 tsp cream of tartar

Filling
1/2 cup Raspberry Jam
4 oz of Whipped cream (Light)

Frosting
1/2 cup unsalted butter
8 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
2 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp Pure Vanilla extract
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.Grease 2-8 inch round cake pans.Line the bottoms with parchment paper
  • Separate the eggs while still cold.Place egg yolks in a bowl and the whites in another.Cover them with plastic wrap for about 30 min
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt
  • Beat the butter until soft and add 3/4 cup sugar.Beat until light and fluffy.Add egg yolks beating after each addition .Using a spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl.Add vanilla extract
  • With mixer on low speed, add flour and milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour
  • In a separate bow,beat the egg whites until foamy.Add cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form. Add the remaining sugar (1/4 cup) and beat until stiff peaks form
  • Fold the egg whites into the batter until combined.* Do not over mix as this will cause the batter to deflate*
  • Pour the batter evenly into the 2 prepared pans and bake them in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 min or until a tooth pick comes out clean
  • Cool the cakes completely and wrap the cakes in a plastic wrap and place the cakes in the refrigerator for about an hour.
Filling
You could use just any jam of your choice but for some reason I love this filling
Combine the whipped cream and jam well.Do not use any blender or hand mixer.Do it with hand as you would egg whites.

Frosting
  • Cream the butter and cream cheese without any lumps
  • Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, making sure it is mixed in well
  • Add the zest and Vanilla extract and beat on high speed until the frosting is fluffy
Place one layer of cake on a plate.Spread the cake with the Raspberry whipped cream .Place the other cake onto the filling.Spread the frosting on top and on the sides.
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Take care and lots of love
Shri

29 comments:

indosungod said...

Cake is delicious looking. Have fun and enjoy the good eats back home.

Tina said...

Yummy Yummy...

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful cake and enjoy your bro's wedding and with your parents...will miss you and your yummy posts...come back soon, take care

Sharmilee! :) said...

Enjoy ur india trip...cake looks rich and yum!

Suparna said...

hey shri,
Have a great time back home :) enjoy ur time with family and friends :) Best wishes to the couple to be ")
The cake looks cute...we'll miss u too!
TC

Supriya Nair said...

Girl I am drooling at the cake...the sheer color makes me jump like a rabbit :)

Usha said...

Cake looks delicious ! Have fun and enjoy your trip !

Nandini said...

Wow! Very impressive cake. Must have melted in mouth.

Gita said...

Awesome and lovely cake Shri...enjoy your vacation :)

Vrinda said...

Delicious cake n frosting..Enjoy ur break....

Srimathi said...

Have a fun trip and enjoy at the wedding.

Rajee said...

Yummy cake Shri. Have fun in India...

ruchikacooks said...

Congrats to you too! Have a wonderful trip and enjoy the wedding- Indian summer-staying at amma's home ;)

I have been having some issues with posting shri..but I got your comment..thanks for letting me know..

kothiyavunu said...

Nice Yummy looking cake!!

Rachana Kothari said...

Congrats to you too and enjoy the wedding and have a blast:) Have a safe trip.
The cake looks gorgeous.. and lovely frosting.

Gulmohar said...

Delicious cake...have a fun trip and enjoy !!!

Siri said...

Wow, I love the cute little champagne bottle in the middle. I can't wait to see you. :) :)

Hugs,
Siri

5 Star Foodie said...

Wonderful cake! Have a great trip!

shahana said...

looks yumm!!

Bergamot said...

Delicious cake...

sangi said...

Cake luks absolutely fabulous Shri!
Have a gr888 trip... njoy

Vrinda said...

Thanx for the B'day wishes

SathyaSridhar said...

Looks awesome n well explained in easy way to bake the cake and frosting.thanks for sharing dear,,, take care and keep smiling.

Siddhi S said...

wow shri cake is turned out super yummy...lovely flavour of raspberry...enjoy ur trip 2 india and the wedding...c u in april with nice yummy posts from india...tc

Parita said...

Wow!! The cake sounds delicious, love the flavors! Enjoy your vacation :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Have a wonderful vacation dear...
Enjoy ur brothers wedding the best...
Cake looks so yummy!!!

Yasmeen said...

Have a great trip :D

mike said...

Wow! That cake looks cute and delicious. Thanks for sharing to us this recipe as I will try making this in the weekend for my daughter. Looks like it could go well with a cup of hot coffee made from my coffee maker from uk Thanks for posting!

rhianna said...

this recipe is wonderful and i would definatley reccommend it to anyone. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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