Yesterday we talked about countdown (advent) calendars and Black Friday shopping. Today, is so much more, including a recipe!
The Twinkle In Their Eye
Busy Day Recipe
And on that busy day when you are decorating your tree/house, why not throw this cake together, to enjoy as a treat afterwards. I personally do not eat these kinds of things on a regular basis. I can't eat them often without feeling ill. ( I do induldge from time to time.) This is a heavenly cake, that leaves your home smelling wonderful, and bellings growling! It's a simple cake ~ no fuss needed. Serve with whipped cream and fruit, or simply sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar!
Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 45 minutes
1 stick butter, at room temperature
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
Heat the oven to 375°F. Butter and flour a 9-inch springform pan, and set it aside.
Beat the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy, about two minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating to incorporate after each addition, then add in the vanilla. You may want to periodically scrape down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula. Set batter aside.
Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg. Add the flour mixture to the batter in 3 parts, alternating with the buttermilk, starting and ending with flour. Make sure each addition is incorporated before adding the next, but don't over-beat it at the end. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and smooth the top.
Bake until the top is puffed and golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes (Or just push the top gently with your fingertip and make sure it seems inclined to spring back).
Serve warm or at room temperature, with lightly sweetened fruit (add about a tablespoon of sugar to a pint of sliced strawberries and two sliced nectarines) and whipped cream. And don't be dismayed if the cake sinks significantly upon cooling: it will, and that's fine.
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Until next tme, may the spirit of Christmas warm your inner being from the top of your head, to the soles of your feet!