It's the week of lurrrrrv!

With  Valentine's day just a few short days away, I decided that this week's treat just had to be Valentine's inspired.
Me and Abigail baked this Butter cake, decorated with Butter icing roses, cornelli and some less than perfect writing. It was already quite late when we started baking, so Abigail helped me with the baking, but I only decorated the cake after she went to bed.

First things first, for the cake, You will need:


150g Butter (or margarine)
300ml Sugar
3 extra large Eggs
5ml Vanilla essence
550ml Flour
15ml Baking powder
a Pinch of Salt

Method:

* Preheat oven to 180°C

* With an electric beater, cream butter or margarine until it's soft and light in color.

* Add sugar, a few tablespoons at a time and continue creaming until light and fluffy

* Add eggs, one at a time, beat well between each addition.

* Add vanilla essence.

* Sift dry ingredients and add to mixture

* Add milk and mix well.

* Pour mixture into 22cm round cake tin, and bake for about 50minutes.

We added some pink food coloring to our cake batter, because we wanted a pink cake :)


I don't mean to brag, but this cake was absolutely delicious! It only lasted a day. *wipes icing off face* .


Butter Icing:

Ingredients:

125g Butter or Margarine
500g Icing sugar
+- 15ml Milk

Method:

*Beat the butter with an electric beater until soft and light.

*Add icing sugar, a little bit at a time, while continuing to beat.

*Lastly add milk, a teaspoon at a time, until your icing is the desired consistency.

Here is a closer look at the icing :


And, of course, no baking blog post would be complete without a photo of this dirty little face:


Happy Valentine's week!