Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Lately, I've been in such a baking mood. I think it's because the leaves are turning and my school life is building with stress. Like most college seniors spare time is hard to find. But, I fill mine baking for my boyfriend and my friends and sometimes a little nibble for our puppy Moose (seen on the last post: here

Why do I bake? I bake to see the look on peoples faces when they bite into my delicious treat. Nothing makes me than happier knowing I can make someones day brighter with a little sweet. Especially when Drew is having a long day of classes and I pull out a cake, like this Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream. He is a vanilla boy through and through and when he bite into the cake you could see he was in sugar bliss!!

It's these moments that make me step back and realize that I can make a small change in someones life by just a few hours in the kitchen! 

To me fall isn't just a time for pumpkin and spices, I love classic cakes with an elegant garnish. Figs are one of my all time favorite fruits, maybe because I'm Greek, but they are so sweet, like honey! They paired perfectly with this cake as a garnish and to eat along bite by bite with it!

 

 

Put your soft butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in the mixer and beat for about 2 minutes

The frosting will start to look chunky, slowly add in your milk and keep the mixer on medium speed

Keep the mixer on medium speed for 3-4 more minutes until it starts to have a velvet consistency and there are no lumps

I used a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, because the butter cream has to beat for about 5-7 minutes straight to get the fluffy buttery texture!

I like to then place the frosting into a tupperware and put in the fridge to harden just slightly before I frost the cake

 

The Vanilla Cake recipe was last seen here!

Vanilla Buttercream

- 2 cups of powdered sugar

- 1 stick of soft butter (unsalted)

- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (more or less if you wish)

- 2 tablespoons milk (I used vanilla almond milk)

 

 

 

 

          

I hope this recipe find you well! Write back and let me know why you bake!