The mere name of this colorfully adorned cake brings a smile to everyone’s face. It is one of our most popular cake flavors. Even the Kardashian sisters filmed an episode for their show and ordered a personal size one for themselves.
We have been asked to share this recipe so we hope all will enjoy. Make this for your next festive occasion whether it is a birthday party or the next time you want something fun and delicious.
Ann and Lisa
1 c unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs (separated)
1 t vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 c buttermilk
Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe to follow)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 9″ round cake pans.
Beat egg whites in a small bowl until stiff peaks are formed
Cream the butter and sugar until it is a pale yellow color and is fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix well. Combine all dry ingredients together. Add to butter, egg mixture alternately with buttermilk, start with dry ingredients and end with dry ingredients. Scrape down beaters until everything is well incorporated. Add 1/3 of beaten egg whites to mixture. Fold in carefully and then add remaining egg whites. Careful not to deflate egg whites too much mix until egg whites are folded in.
Divide cake batter evenly between the 2 pans and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and baked through.
Let cool and spread top of bottom layer with cream cheese icing top with colored sprinkles. Top with other layer and ice top and sides. Completely cover the entire cake with colored sprinkles.
This cake is truly a vision to behold
Cream Cheese Icing
1 lb of softened cream cheese
3/4 lb. softened sweet butter
4 cups sifted powdered sugar
The most important thing about making the perfect cream cheese icing is to make sure both the butter and the cream cheese are softened and brought to room temperature. In the bowl of a stand mixer or hand mxer, place the cream cheese. beat until soft and constantly scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the softened butter and beat the two together well. Scrape the beaters and sides making sure there are no lumps. Slowly add the sugar and mix well. Add the vanilla and lemon juice, if the frosting is too soft place in frig for 15 -20 min before icing the cake.
1 t vanilla extract