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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Bacak Birthday Cake

Italian Cream Cake with cream cheese icing! This was my wedding cake, and my all-time favorite, tried and true cake to bake. I made this for Emma's birthday last week/ HOPE group, and got some requests for the recipe so here it is. (Pics above) My grandmother says that every good cake has 5 eggs in it. I believe her. She will use 5 eggs and a cup of buttermilk on a regular box cake mix, and it's so much better!
This cream cheese icing is good on anything! I love this stuff!

Italian Cream Cake

1/2 c Crisco
1/2 c margarine
2 c sugar
5 eggs
1 c buttermilk
2 c flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt

Cream together Crisco and margarine. Then add sugar and eggs, one at a time. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the other mixture. Bake at 350 for 30 min. in 2 or 3 cake pans. (A little less time for 2 layers.) Make sure you use Crisco and flour on your cake pans, younger girls! I learned this the hard way when I first started baking!

Cream Cheese Icing

8 oz. block cream cheese, softened
1 stick margarine
1 t vanilla
1 box powdered sugar

Mix together in mixer until smooth. This will easily ice a 2 layer cake, but it's stretching it for a three.


Laurie said...

What a cute cake. I put skittles on the border of Anna Claire's cake (when she was three) as a back-up plan when the icing I made didn't set. I looked around for something else to work, and given it was like 1 a.m., I was so thankful for a package of skittles sitting on the counter. It was her very favorite part! I think she ate every skittle herself.

Thanks for the recipe. It sounds delicious. And, Happy Birthday, Emma! Wow--seven sounds like SUCH a big girl.

The Roberts' said...

yummm! im glad to get this recipe... i especially appreciate that you dont put nuts in :-)

Katy said...

So I saw that you posted on the Groves blog that you had a list of things that you wish you did differently when you were taught. I think I'm going to need that list!!! I already have one of my own too! Just in 4 short weeks!!! I finally posted pictures of my classroom. You should take a look!