Monday, June 6, 2011

ABC - Favorite Buttermilk Cake

This month's challenge for the ABC-ers is Flo Braker's "Favorite Buttermilk Cake". It's a butter-based cake with buttermilk for a little tang. I also added some orange zest to the batter to perk up the cake's flavor. As for the filling and frosting, we were free to choose whatever we like. I decided to go the simple route and dress it up with some macerated strawberries.

Buttermilk cake with macerated strawberries
Final thoughts/tips:
  • Hubby liked it a lot, stating that the cake is moist, soft, with great flavor. His rating: 9 out of 10. I liked it a lot too, even though the crumb is a bit on the coarse side (visually, that is, not when you eat it).
  • If you'd like to make this recipe yourself, you can find the recipe in Flo Braker's book, Baking for all Occasions, or online here.
  • Don't forget to check out what the other ABC-ers thought of this quick-to-make cake.

12 comments:

  1. Looks yummy Hanaa! I was thinking berries would be good, too. I never would have thought about adding the orange zest. Great idea! I made La Bomba yesterday and have to lacquer it today. I'll do this cake tomorrow. I'm sure it will be refreshing after all the chocolate.

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  2. I loved this cake. A basic cake that a can be dressed up or down and really have fun with.

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    Raymond

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  3. I liked this recipe a lot and it was a great choice for my first bake with ABC!

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  4. Hey,
    Did you get my email from last week ?
    If not I'll resend. Hugs, anat

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  5. Yeah....that's how I pictured it....with strawberries! Your cake turned out great!

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  6. I have this cookbook and haven't tried any of the recipes yet. This cake sounds delicious and is inspiring me to get baking from this book!!!!

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  7. Hanaa, Looks wonderful! Love that you added orange zest...lovely addition. Have not made this one yet and can't wait to try it now!

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  8. Your cake looks perfect! The cake was so good on its own you hardly need frosting so berries were a perfect accompaniment.

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  9. I love the addition of the orange zest! I added a sprinkle of nutmeg (will post my link shortly) and really loved this cake.

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  10. This cake looks delicious! I'm always looking for a new cake recipe. Have a great day!

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  11. Lovely looking cake - and I think you picked the perfect topping!

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  12. I love buttermilk within any batter. It gives such a great texture. Great addition of strawberries too!

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