Christmas Eve Birthday Cake
I have been enjoying a four layer buttermilk birthday cake since I was a small child. As my birthday is Christmas Eve, I call my cake a Christmas Eve Birthday Cake.
Try it ....its great.
1 cup butter (two sticks) and 2 cups of granulated sugar
cream butter and add sugar gradually....cream well
3 cups cake flower and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
shift together (or just mix the dry ingredients well with a large spoon)
1 cup buttermilk and 3 egg yokes (extra large eggs)
add alternately with dry ingredients to butter-sugar mixture .....blend well
6 egg whites and 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar and 1 teaspoon of real vanilla
beat whites until foamy, add cream of tartar and beat until stiff, add vanilla and blend into batter
Pour batter into two 9-inch wax paper lined cake pans.
Your oven temperature should be 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Baking time is 30 to 35 minutes, or until a cake tester (toothpick) comes out clean.
Cool in pans 10 minutes, remove pans and allow to cool completely on cake racks. Remove wax paper. Put layers together and ice with White Butter-Cream Icing. Ground nuts, such as walnuts, may be added to the sides of the iced cake.
Double the above to make FOUR LAYER Christmas Eve Buttermilk Birthday Cake.