For some reason I associate the colour yellow with Easter! So this simple Easter cake is just a basic vanilla cake with yellow buttercream frosting.
I actually made 2 in the end as the pans I had were small. Then they were shipped off to a bake sale!
The cake batter
2 and 3/4 cups of flour
1/2 a cup of cake flour
1 Tablespoon of baking powder
1 Teaspoon of Salt
8 ounces of unsalted butter
2 and 1/4 cups of sugar
3 large eggs and 1 egg white
1 cup of milk
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla extract (vanilla essence will also do)
Sieve all dry ingredients together, then add butter and whisk to a pastry like texture, then slowly add in the wet ingredients until there are no lumps and the mixture is thick and creamy. Spoon into a square tin leaving about an inch or so for the cake to rise. Then bake in oven at 180˚ until golden on top. Check to ensure it’s cooked through by inserting a bbq squeezer into the middle.
The Yellow Vanilla Frosting
2 cups of icing sugar
2/3 cups unsalted butter
1-2 tbsp milk/cream
yellow colour paste
Beat the butter, add the icing sugar and milk.
Add the vanilla extract and yellow paste.
Decorate with Easter eggs and ribbons!<3