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This is a classic recipe for a vanilla frosting that is made with (of all things) a roux of cooked milk and flour

  • For the cake:
  • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur Flour unbleached flour)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup black coffee, cooled (I used a dark roast coffee. You can't taste the coffee, but the chocolate is deeper in flavor and richness with this ingredient
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 Tbsp lemon juice with milk to equal 1 cup; or 1 Tbsp vinegar with milk to equal 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the cooked vanilla frosting:
  • 5 Tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur brand)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla
  • NOTE: I doubled these ingredients to be sure I had enough to frost a cake.
4.3/5 (74 Votes)

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A delicious, moist old-fashioned cake

  • Cake:
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ripe bananas (3 to 4), mashed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • Frosting:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder (optional)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
3.3/5 (43 Votes)

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Martha Stewart Living-- Desserts

  • Cake:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened, plus more for
  • cake pans and parchment
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. fine salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Frosting:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 5 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. fine salt
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
4.4/5 (13 Votes)

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We cut the butter into pieces and let them soften—but not too much or the frosting will be greasy

  • 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 32 pieces and softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups (1 pound) confectioners' sugar
2.4/5 (11 Votes)

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Beat butter with a mixer on med

  • 2 cups(4 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 6 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
0/5 (0 Votes)

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