Just wanted to post the recipe for an adorable Cake for Two: the most perfect size to celebrate a birthday with, in fact!
7 Tbsp cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tap baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 Tbsp butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp milk
1/4 cup sprinkles, optional* (see notes below)
6 Tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar, or more to taste
1/2 tsp fave extract flavour (I used keylime extract)
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line 3 mini springform cakepans (use mini corningware as cakepan)
In a small bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
In a medium bowl whicsk together butter and sugar untl well combined. Whisk in egg, vanilla and oil.
Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet mixture untl combined. Add milk and gently fold in sprinkles, if using.
Pour batter into prepared pans. Make cakepan wrapping strips with cheesecloth, dampen with cold water and tie around pans. (This will supposedly help cake to bake and cool flat so you don’t need to waste any cake by having to level off tops)
Bake cakes for 12-18 minutes until tester comes out clean. Let cool in pans for a few minutes, then gently turn out onto cooling rack.
Make frosting: beat together butter, powdered sugar and extract with handmixer until creamy & fluffy. Assemble however your little heart desires ❤
Baking Notes in hindsight:
1) The colours got muddied in the cake because I probably should have used the smaller dot-sprinkles instead of the “noodly sprinkles” that I only have in the pantry.
2) Alternatively, I should have reduced the quantity of sprinkles in the batter to account for the noodly sprinkles being so much larger than traditional dot sprinkles and there being so little cake batter.
3) Probably needed about 50% more frosting than the recipe originally called for to have enough for a crumb coat layer AND to frost rest of the cake so it doesn’t look patchy.
4) Bake the cakes in 3 pans instead of only two. It would have made the layers considerably less janky looking 😂
[ Original recipe: http://link.tastemade.com/HE7m/4TZU7bJz1z ]