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Monday, May 25, 2015

buttermilk cake with strawberry buttercream | the vanilla bean blog

I’ve been making cakes (and cakes and cakes and cakes) for my cookbook, and I think I am almost done with that chapter. Almost. I think. I can’t stop myself from constantly tinkering with recipes and my family, my neighbors, and everyone at my husband’s office is officially tired of eating cake. But! I did make the yellow cake of my dreams, and yesterday I got the chocolate cake just right. I will need make it again tomorrow, just to be sure. Progress is exciting.

Buttercream is also being worked on. I started with the rhubarb buttercream I made last year; switching out strawberries for the rhubarb. It turned out lovely, and my daughter and I were enamored with the pale pink frosting. Technically this is a cheater’s post (since I really didn’t change that much from the original recipe), but after we put some flowers from the garden on top (and some fairies from her toy box), I thought it deserved it’s own space on the blog.

buttermilk cake with strawberry buttercream | the vanilla bean blog

buttermilk cake with strawberry buttercream | the vanilla bean blog

buttermilk cake with strawberry buttercream | the vanilla bean blog

(The pretty pink cake plate is from Dishes Only.)

 

buttermilk cake with strawberry buttercream | the vanilla bean blog

Buttermilk Cake with Strawberry Buttercream

As I said before, this is a cheater’s post. The same recipe is here, I just used 2 cups of strawberries instead of rhubarb in the buttercream, and omitted the cardamom cream. I kept this cake on the ‘naked’ side; the buttercream doesn’t make quite enough for three layers and a nice outer coat.

buttermilk cake with strawberry buttercream | the vanilla bean blog

 

 

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    Emma
    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    The prettiest cake and photos! 🙂

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    Kathryn
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 3:27 am

    This is just such a lovely cake. That colour is simply perfect.

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    Rebecca@Figs and Pigs
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Wow what a stunning cake it looks beautiful and the flavors sound simple and delicious.

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    Gabriella Susanto
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Hi Sarah! I’ve been an avid reader of your blog for quite some time now and haven’t had a chance to comment. Your writing and the way you write, i always look forward to- it’s like taking in a good book in bed! This cake looks amazing, i cannot wait until your cookbook comes out <3

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:02 am

    Love the flavour of this cake! It’s gorgeous and sounds so delicious!

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    Ani
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Very pretty cake and photos! 🙂

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:03 am

    A stunning cake! That buttercream… how did you resist not eating all of it?

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    molly yeh
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:18 am

    eeeeeeee i am so excited for the cake chapter in your book!!! (well duh and all of the other chapters too. but i will probably flip to the cake chapter first 🙂 that is so exciting. there could be worse problems than all of the people in your life being sick of cake?? and these photos are stunning!!

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    Amanda
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Of course I agree with Molly. Cake first. You’ve got to know you’re doing your work right when all your people are sick of eating/hearing about something incredible. And let me just whoop up a little support for the cheater’s post. Variations on the theme are exactly what turns our little creative planet. So cheat on! And share.

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    Lindsey
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:21 am

    love this to bits, sarah! xo

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    Abby
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:39 am

    These photos, Sarah!! They’re so, so lovely. I can’t get over the beauty. <3
    xx

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    Gemma
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I love how the cake frosting is the exact same color as the cake stand! So beautiful! And the photos really show this cake in all its glory. 🙂
    It’s such a gorgeous tall cake! Yummy!

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    Allison from Baking: a Love Story
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Gorgeous as usual. So excited for your book. Made a buttermilk cake myself today!

    Agree with Amanda on the cheater’s post thing. All for it!

    xox,

    A.

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    Cali @ Cali's Cuisine
    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:52 am

    What a beautiful cake! That strawberry buttercream looks amazing. I had strawberry buttercream recently as the sandwich creme for French Macaroons – DELICIOUS!

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    Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet
    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:43 am

    What a delicious and beautiful cake! Lovely photos 🙂

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    cynthia
    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:13 am

    What I wouldn’t give to be a recipient of your cake tests!! I cannot wait for this book and for that chapter — oh my goodness. And this rhubarb buttercream makes my heart go pitter-patter! I can just imagine how lively rhubarb balances out the rich buttercream in the most perfect way. These photos are lovely, and this cake is gorgeous. Can’t wait for the exciting things to come, Sarah!

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    June @ How to Philosophize with Cake
    Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Wow that is just beautiful! I love your photographs here, very elegant 🙂

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    marc
    Monday, June 1, 2015 at 7:28 am

    so do you eat the flowers and branches too? must be a new trend.

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      Sarah
      Monday, June 1, 2015 at 10:58 am

      The flowers are purely decoration. 🙂 Sort of like toys on a kid’s cake, or bride and groom toppers on a wedding cake.

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    Pauline
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Where is the recipe? I want to try this one.

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    Kimberly@The Little Girls Bakery
    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    So pretty! Strawberry buttermilk frosting sounds great! The flowers on top are a perfect decoration!

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    Shamit khemka
    Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Hi Sarah! I’ve been an infatuated reader of your web log for quite your time currently and haven’t had an opportunity to comment. Your writing and also the manner you write, i continuously forestall to- it’s like taking in an exceedingly Bible in bed! This cake appearance wonderful, i cannot wait till your book of facts comes out.
    Flowers Are too good for decorations, love to read you.

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      Sarah
      Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Thank you for such a lovely comment! It made my weekend. 🙂

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    Tara
    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I love that combination. I want to try for cupcakes

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    gary
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Where’s the Recipe?? tried one link after another and nada. what gives? thank,gary

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    nath james
    Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    This looks fantastic. My mouths watering as i right.
    And rhubarb buttercream, ive never heard of this.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Delphine Bonds
    Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Why can’t I see the recipe for the buttermilk cake with strawberry buttercream?

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    Jessica Robinson
    Friday, July 3, 2015 at 8:56 am

    This one sounds so perfect for summer! Always love your stories!

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    Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Thanks for sharing these photos. Looks amazing. Currently I am searching easy cake recipes for kids. My daughter really likes this article and we are going to try this.

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    Jessica
    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    The prettiest cake in all the land <3 <3 <3

    Definitely trying out this cake in the near future!

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