Thursday, November 24, 2011

Moist Butter Cake With Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting - Happy Birthday Claire And Happy Thanksgiving


















HAPPY BIRTHDAY  CLAIRE !!!!
Here is me wishing you  many more to come
and have a wonderful one this year...
good health, happiness and a knight on a white horse
to take you away LOL!
Have a blessed day dear
and hope you enjoy this Moist Butter Cake With Strawberry Cheese Frosting
as much as I enjoyed baking it for you :)

And HAPPY THANKSGIVING
to all my readers celebrating
thanksgiving :)

This is a light and moist butter cake which I think will be good for Claire and her friends who are shunning away from unhealthy food :p  and the lovely frosting . Read on to know more about this cake that I baked for her birthday :)

















Today is Claire's birthday and I baked this delicious and healthy cake for her yesterday.  Actually , I was still on medical leave :p but the passion to bake is so strong. Buying her a cake is an insult to myself :p since I can bake one that has a personal touch to it.  I took this light and yet moist butter cake from Rima's blog  Do drop by her beautiful and inspiring blog for more inspirations.  Claire's favorite cake is butter cake and I purposely chose this healthier version for her.  Splash on with a frosting that is finger licking good...refreshing and topped with fresh strawberries that will have her eyes squinting shut...mmmmmm yummy !


















beautifully baked...even surface makes frosting easier
while it is cooling down, I make the frosting....

















frosting - cream cheese, whip cream, icing sugar
and strawberry puree....finger licking good
my ipod touch is a good investment :)


















cut the butter cake into two equal layers
brush on generously a layer of frosting 
before stacking the top butter cake layer over it


















I don't even need to cut off the top 
it is so even :)  this is a great butter cake
and I will bake this healthier version 
for Wild Boar ..he too loves butter cake


















I like the frosting to be rustic in look... :)
I know excuses coz I am not a pro but somehow I prefer this look


















the finished cake looks great and I love 
the natural pinkish color from the strawberry puree....
a wonderful frosting for this butter cake


















hope Claire love the cake as much as I do :) 


















Moist Butter Cake - taken  from Bisous À Toi

Ingredients

195g all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
170g unsalted butter, softened
225g sugar (I use 200g)
1 large egg, plus one large egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
12 tbsp whole milk
A splash of cognac 


Method :


1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius. Butter and line a 9-inch cake pan.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Using a mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugar until fluffy for about about 2 minutes.
4. Beat in egg, egg yolk and vanilla until well-combined.
5. On low speed, add flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with milk.
6. Switch mixer to medium and beat for 10 to 15 seconds, just until batter appears
uniform.
7. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top with spatula or knife.
8. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until it a skewer comes out clean.
9. Leave to rest in pan for 5 minutes before serving.



Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting 
( for one 8" cake )


Ingredients :


250 gm cream cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup icing sugar
1 cup strawberry puree


Method:


Whisk the cream with icing sugar till light and fluffy, add in the heavy cream and strawberry puree and  leave in the fridge for 30 minutes before use.  Make sure the cake is completely cooled before applying the frosting.



Enjoy and hope you too will like this cake :)
and if you have the time ,  do drop by her blog and give her
your birthday greetings :)


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14 comments:

  1. Elin, what a lovely strawberry cheese cake you have there. You are very thoughtful. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too:D

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  2. So sweet of you to bake a birthday cake for Claire.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too :D

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  3. Elin, you are so thoughtful bake a birthday cake for Claire...hope she get well soon.

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  4. GOSH..OH MY!!! ELIN.. MY LOVE! I am so touched.. baking this cake i so so complicated to me! It is still in my fridge and tonight I will make sure that one bite on it will remind me of your passion in baking this!
    Thank you once again, Elin.. so so much!

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  5. i have never bake a butter cake with so even surface, yours look so even..must try this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. GOSH! This is awesome. Elin, you've done a good job! This birthday cake looks very pretty and healthy. A BIG shout from me to Claire: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

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  7. elin, you're really so thoughtful baking a cake for claire even though you're not well, can even whipped up such a beautiful cake! You're the best!!

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  8. It's so heartfelt to have agood buddy baking a birthday cake for oneself.
    Claire's so blessed to have you as her friend. May God bless your generosity and the fellowship between you two.

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  9. oh Elin, that cakes looks so very very good! You can just see how strawberry-licious that frosting is, and your cake looks so moist and tender!

    Cake is a wonderful thing...sigh
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us today....hope all is well in your corner of the world!

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  10. What a beautiful cake! Strawberry is so elegant and so under used in baked goods! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Welkome to ffwd and your nice comment. i love your strawberry cake. I just let my oldest son see the pictures of the cake and he wants one too. It looks terrific.
    Happy thanksgiving for you and your family.

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  12. Your cake looks excellent! I love butter cake, this looks like a great recipe!

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  13. I love butter cakes because you can enhance the flavor in so many ways. The splash of cognac is a nice addition.

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  14. Elin, the recipe include cognac but I am wondering is it I should mix it together with milk?
    Thank you^^

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