|I know, dark picture and I also realize it is not valentines day yet, but I got these sprinkles and had to use them or else I could die. What? It could happen.|
I know right? The world can end now, nothing will top that.
So to find a cake I just googled "recipes with egg yolks" and I found a bunch. The one I picked looked easy. Even though it was a layer cake, and I hate those. I love eating them, hate making them, there is a difference. So I planned to make it in a 9x13 and just ice it that way, and be all fancy and put sprinkles on it. It was a great plan, in theory.
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|I love how a home made cake batter is so nice and thick, the mixes you buy are so watery.|
Yellow Butter Cake
from Joy of Baking
-3 cups sifted cake flour*
-3 1/2 TSP baking powder
-1/2 TSP salt
-3/4 cup unsalted butter
-1 1/3 cup sugar
-6 large egg yolks
-1 cup milk
-2 TSP vanilla**
*when a recipe calls for cups of sifted flour, that means you sift then measure the flour. If it calls for flour, sifted you measure then sift.
**I used vanilla bean paste, just because I could.
Start by heating your oven to 350, then preparing your cake pan. Either with spray or butter then flouring it, or like I did just leave it. The pans I have are non stick so they usually are okay.
Beat the butter by itself until light and creamy, then slowly add the sugar and beat again for a few minutes. Then add the egg yolks, three at a time. Mix well then add the vanilla. To add the dry ingredients, do it in three batches. Then the milk in two batches. So add 1/3 of the dry stuff, then half the milk, then another 1/3 of the dry stuff, then the rest of the milk then the last of the dry stuff. I have heard that if you do this it will ensure a nice smooth batter. What do I know, I usually just dump it all in, but I followed the directions. This time.
|It looks sort of glossy right?|
|Please ignore the fact I have like a million things on my table yet again.|
From Joy of Baking
-6 oz unsweetened chocolate
-1 cup unsalted butter
-2 cups icing sugar
-1 TSP vanilla
So chop up the chocolate and melt it in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Once melted take it off the heat and let cool. Beat your butter until smooth then mix in the sugar. Beat in the vanilla and beat until light and creamy. Then add the chocolate and beat the icing until well mixed, then turn up the speed and mix it until it is glossy. I never noticed it getting glossy but whatever; it worked.
|And here is Pork Chop, he was working up an appetite because he ate the whole piece of cake I gave him, icing and all. He never does that!|
|I don't know why but I love these sprinkles.|
|Is that not the saddest cake picture ever?|