Vanilla Layer Cake

Eat Sweets and Be Merry

Here’s proof that everything that comes out of my kitchen isn’t always chocolate.  I made this cake a few weeks ago for a birthday, but it seems to also be fitting for a 4th of July celebration.  This Berry Vanilla Cake is made up of vanilla buttercream frosting nestled between two layers of tender vanilla cake, and the top layer of cake is slathered with more frosting and topped with berries.  The frosting is unique (to me) in that it’s the first frosting I’ve made that doesn’t use powdered sugar, and the cream and sugar are heated on the stove top until boiling.  It takes much more time (compared to the usual mix milk with powdered sugar version) to make this frosting, but the texture is so delicate, light, and creamy and the flavor is so rich yet not overpowering that it will be hard to go back to the my “old” version…

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