Saturday Cake

October 18, 2020
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Photo by Kellerose91
  • Prep time 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves 12
Author Notes

a cake made for saturday snacking. for littles and olders, it’s sure to please all. leave it cut in small squares on a cutting board and let it disappear as fingers take a square as they pass by. —Kellerose91

What You'll Need
  • Cake
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 1/2 cups Butter; softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 1/4 - 4 cups Flour
  • Frosting
  • 3 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons Pure maple syrup
  1. Cake
  2. preheat oven to 325 degrees. grease a 9” round cake pan. Place the egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whip attachment.
  3. Combine the sugar and water in a medium pot and stir over medium heat until it comes to a boil. When it begins to boil, stop stirring and attach a candy thermometer to the pot (if any sugar crystals have washed up on the sides, brush them away using a pastry brush dipped in cool water). Continue to cook the syrup until it reaches 240° F (final desired temperature).
  4. As soon as the sugar hits 230° F, begin whipping the egg whites on medium-high speed. The goal is to have the egg whites at soft peaks when the sugar reaches the 240° F.
  5. With the mixer running, add the sugar syrup in a slow, steady stream. Continue to whip on high speed Until combined.
  6. With the mixer still running, gradually add room temperature butter in 1/2-tablespoon chunks. Continue adding and mixing until all of the butter is incorporated and the buttercream is light and smooth.
  7. Beat in the vanilla and mix to combine. Slowly a quarter cup at a time, mix in the flour. Place in a greased 9” cake pan and bake for 60-70 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. * Let cool in pan for ten minutes before cooling completely on rack.
  1. Frosting
  2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients together until frosting is combined. Frosting should be thick and more of a whipped consultancy as opposed to icing. Add more orange juice or sugar until desired consistency.
  3. Spoon onto cake with a metal knife and fluff up. Sprinkle chopped walnuts, pecans or chocolate over top if desired.
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