Happy Saturday! It’s baking day, my favorite day of the week! I didn’t get to bake last week coz we were in Miami for vacation. I did enjoy tons of delectable desserts there, from Cuban pastries to Key Lime pie. I also discovered a yummy guava & creme pie at McDonald’s, which i ate everyday. So much good food, so little time!
So now we’re back and i can’t wait to bake! Today i’m making a simple vanilla cake with an easy caramel frosting:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup yogurt
2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 7×7 baking pan.
- In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- In measuring cup, whisk together remaining ingredients.
- Add wet mixture to dry, mixing lightly with rubber spatula until just combined.
- Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing top lightly with spatula.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes until set. Cool completely before frosting.
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- Combine brown sugar, salt, butter, and milk in small pot. Heat over medium-low heat until boiling, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Boil for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and cool completely. With hand mixer, combine cooled caramel with powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Frost cake entirely.
This cake is so easy to make and acts as a blank canvas for customization. I added some chocolate sprinkles into my cake batter to make it more interesting & fun. I also cut my cake in half and stacked one half on top of the other to make it a layer cake. These are all entirely optional and you can customize your cake however you like. You can add chocolate chips or just leave it plain. Instead of a layer cake, you might prefer a sheet cake.
Whatever you decide to do with this cake, it will be very yummy. The cake itself is soft & tender, not too sweet. The caramel frosting is light & fluffy and provides the cake with just enough sweetness to satisfy any sweet-tooth.
Hope y’all will try this out. Have a great weekend, and happy baking, folks! 🙂