Originally posted 2016-02-08 12:00:25.
Even with a broken oven (that’s totally fixed now yay!) I still had to make birthday cakes for my youngest who wanted a Skylanders cake. When making cake for another of my kids birthdays I came across this recipe for vanilla cake and it was amazing! So amazing that I stopped buying boxed cake mix and just decided this was going to be my go to cake recipe!
Link for the original (which also includes a buttercream icing recipe) Chatelaine Vanilla Cake
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, (355 g)
4 tsp baking powder, (16 g)
1 tsp salt, (6 g)
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (170 g)
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar, (335 g)
1 tsp vanilla, (12 g)
1 1/2 cups 2% milk, (375 g)
It’s pretty simple, cream your butter and sugar. Mix your dry ingredients together in another bowl. Add the liquid ingredients to you sugar/butter mix. Once the liquid is all mixed well (using a mixer, I just have a hand mixer and used that) add your dry ingredients and mix well. This makes 2 8 inch pans, or in my case I made several different sized cakes to make my sky land.
The recipe says to use parchment in the bottom of your greased pans, I just greased the pans and then used flour in the bottom of the pans to prevent sticking. Bake them at 350F for about 35 mins. Until a toothpick comes out clean.
If you are going to use icing, make sure you have enough time to let the cake cool completely before icing, otherwise it will melt on the cake lol Which isn’t pretty, believe me lol It was kind of warm in my kitchen while I attempted the decorating of the cake, and I don’t think my icing had enough icing sugar, well it had the recipe amount but I think it could have used more to make it less grainy and not as melty.
Otherwise I think my Skylanders cake turned out pretty good in the end and the kids loved it! Which is really what matters most right?