Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Golden Vanilla Layer Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

This is the third time I've made this cake. The first was for a birthday, the second for a dinner party and the third was also for a birthday which happens to be today. It is a classic layer cake - light, fluffy and golden with chocolate frosting.

The cake comes from Chocolate & Vanilla by Gale Gand and I really love it. The recipe seems a little finicky but you most definitely do not need a fancy mixer to whip it up. Just note that the frosting just covers the cake - you won't have any leftover. Add some ice cream and you have one of the best desserts ever.

So if you want to do something special for someone you know bake them a cake and if your birthday is today, Happy Birthday!


Recipe: Golden Vanilla Layer Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

13 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I hope everybody with a birthday today has a cake as glorious as this one!

Quellia said...

Nice timing! You post this just as I put the crumb coat of icing on the vanilla cake I need to make for my cake class tomorrow! (wink!)
I think I have to make another cake in two weeks - maybe I better print this one off now. :-)

gilly said...

Hi Jen! What a lovely looking birthday cake... I'm always a fan of layered cakes - it seems like there is a better cake to frosing/icing ratio! :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Jen, if I lived next to your house I'd beg you to bake my birthday cake. ;)

Anuhea said...

Looks like a great birthday cake...hey mine is coming up next week...hehehe. Anyways, I was hoping that maybe you would put a link to my blog on your site. I would really appreciate extra readers and I have a loyal following towards your blog.

Elle said...

A classic and it must be good. Glad you mentioned the just-enough icing, cuz there's always someone on the lookout to lick the bowl before I've finished icing the cake.

Lis said...

Now THAT looks fantastic, Jen!

Oh how I love layer cake with chocolate frosting.. Mmmm chocolate

xoxo

Peabody said...

I've been thinking about getting that cookbook...I will add it to my Amazon wish list!

Canadian Baker said...

Thanks guys for all the nice comments! If I could, I'd make you all one!

Randi said...

You're right about this cake. Its very good. I made it tonight as cupcakes. Robin has a bday thing tomorrow. Its so light and fluffy.

Canadian Baker said...

Randi - I'm glad it worked out for you. It makes great b-day cake or cupcakes! Hope Robin liked them.

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Anonymous said...

Not sure what happened, but this did not turn out for me at all. I have been making scratch layer cakes for 30 years and this is my first failure. I followed the directions exactly. Both layers baked with sunken middles, the opposite of the the usual slight puff up. When cooling, both layers basically collapsed.