Thanksgiving dessert ideas
Hey there all you happy campers! Fall has already rolled in and the effects can be felt all over my county right now as the leafs fall. Gah! Its already November! Its time to get ready for Thanksgiving and it will be my first time attending one! I'm very -excited! Most of my family celebrates it but I never got the chance before (although I did enjoy those days out of school god bless). Since this will be my first year I deiced to bake for them, because I heard from a cousin that they mostly -BUY their desserts from Kroger or Publix! No! That won't do, I need to make them something with love this year! So I plan to make their favorite: Cherry (No-Bake) Cheese cake x2 and a extra little treat that none of them have had before: Butter Cake.
Now I know the Cherry Cheese cake is a no brainier, I can whip up two in no time flat but this is my first time baking a Butter cake in a bunt pan and I'm just so -excited! I got the recipe while scrolling around tumblr wondering what I would bake.
The recipe calls for;
"200g / 1 Cup Butter (Room Temperature)
300g / 1½ Cups Light Brown Caster/Superfine Sugar
4 Large Eggs (Room Temperature)
380g / 3 Cups Plain Flour
2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Salt
240ml / 1 Cup Milk
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Butter
2 Tablespoons Sugar
Making the Butter Cake:
Preheat the oven to 165C/325F. Lightly grease and line the cake tin. Dust the greased tin with a sprinkling of flour then set aside for later.
In a large mixing bowl add the butter and sugar. Beat for about 5 minutes, until it’s pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix until well combined. In a separate bowl, sieve in the flour, baking powder and salt.
Alternate adding the milk and the flour a little at a time into the cake mixture. First add some flour, mix, then add some milk, mix again and continue until all the milk and flour has been added, ending with adding flour. This technique is important to make sure the cake has the right texture.
Finally, add the vanilla extract and stir well once again. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and place in the middle of the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes.
Once firm and golden, remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool.
Preparing the Garnish:
Add the butter and sugar to a small saucepan and allow to melt. Don't let it boil!
Once warmed through, and with the cake fresh from the oven, brush the butter over the top of the cake and leave to cool completely before removing from the tin and serving."
Now for the Garnish he made really gives the cake its name but I have a bit of a problem..My family is really closed minded about the food they eat and they might find this cake a bit lackluster and pass it by so instead (or including) the butter/sugar glaze I wanted to mix some equal parts cool whip and vanilla or strawberry frosting and cut 3 fresh strawberries over the top of the cake. What do you think? What should I do with this? Or should I bake a different cake all together? I would hate to butcher this man's perfect recipe just to please my family....
Murphy's Law - a satiric principle principle based on the theory that if anything can go wrong, it will; nothing is as easy as it looks; and everything takes longer than you think.