Often times I find myself trying to come up with the most interesting flavor combinations or innovative ways to incorporate seasonal produce, like my grown-up Stout Cake and Blueberry Lavender Cake. But sometimes we just need to go back to basics. While some cakes are dripping in caramel sauce and encrusted in candy (although that can be delicious too), some cakes don't need any extra fuss or pizzazz to taste great.
This Classic Yellow Cake with Fudge Frosting is the quintessential layer cake. It is the kind of cake that I can picture grandmas baking with their little ones or children devouring with big glasses of milk. The fluffy fudge frosting is exactly what I can imagine birthday candles being blown out from. This is not one of those "too pretty too eat cakes." The rustic swirls of frosting are inviting, prompting everyone to grab a fork and dig right in!
This cake recipe is the perfect go-to recipe for any occasion. Made with real butter, pure vanilla, and rich buttermilk, it is velvety and extremely versatile. The fudge frosting is extra chocolatey but not overly sweet. Here, it is used as both a filling and a frosting, without overpowering the moist cake layers. It is the kind of frosting you can eat by itself with a spoon. Save this in your recipe box - you'll definitely find yourself making it year after year, trust me.
Head on over to The Cake Blog for the full recipe!