Saturday, March 9, 2013

Over the Hill

Cake for a birthday.

Vanilla Cake (doubled)
2 cups butter (4 sticks), room temp
3 cups sugar
5 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
4 large eggs
6 egg yolks
4 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups low-fat buttermilk

Mix together flour, baking soda, salt in a bowl. In electric mixer bowl, beat together butter and sugar. With mixer on low, add eggs and yolks one at a time. Add vanilla. Alternate flour mixture and buttermilk. Prep 11x15" sheet pan with cake release. Pour batter into pan, level top and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Invert onto cooling rack. 

Whipped Cream Frosting
4 cups  heavy whipping cream
8 tbsp powdered sugar 
2 tsp clear vanilla extract 

In mixing bowl with whisk attachment, add heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar, beat on medium high speed until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla. Mix until just combined. Use immediately and refrigerate cake after frosted.

Frost cake with the whipped cream. Take a package of Oreos (14.3 oz) and put in blender, blend until smooth and dirt like. Sprinkle oreo crumbs to look like dirt/hills. Pipe borders. Pipe and smooth a tombstone. Pipe on writing. Add gummy worms strategically poking out of the "dirt". 

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