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  • 3 star values: 4
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  • 1 star values: 7
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To get the hang of making the homemade buttercream frosting ruffles, practice on waxed paper, then scoop the frosting back into the pastry bag to pipe onto the Vanilla Ruffle Cake.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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prep:
50 mins
bake:
30 mins to 35 mins at 375°
cool:
60 mins
Servings:
18
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Vanilla Ruffle Cake

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Directions

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  • Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour two 8x1-1/2-inch round cake pans using butter and all-purpose flour; set aside. In medium bowl stir together 2-1/2 cups flour, the baking powder, and salt; set aside.

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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. In large mixing bowl beat butter with mixer on medium to high for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium until well combined. Scrape bowl; beat 2 minutes more. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating on low after each addition just until combined. Spread batter in prepared pans.

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  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove layers from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

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  • Meanwhile, prepare Almost-Homemade Vanilla Buttercream. Tint frosting pale pink (1 small drop of red food coloring). Place one cooled layer on serving plate. Frost top of layer with some frosting. Top with second layer. Spread frosting on top layer. Spread a thin crumb coat on sides for ruffles to adhere. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

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  • For ruffles, fit a pastry bag (or plastic freezer bag with one corner snipped off) with a Wilton #125 petal tip. Fill bag with frosting. Beginning at base of cake and holding tip against cake, pipe frosting in a back and forth motion to create rows of ruffles.

Nutrition Facts (Vanilla Ruffle Cake )

558 calories; total fat 33g; saturated fat 20g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 9g; cholesterol 116mg; sodium 275mg; potassium 69mg; carbohydrates 66g; fiber 1g; sugar 45g; protein 4g; trans fatty acid 1g; vitamin a 1020IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 36mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 81mg; iron 1mg.

Almost-Homemade Vanilla Buttercream

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  • In large mixing bowl beat softened butter with mixer on medium until light and fluffy. Add marshmallow creme; beat until smooth, scraping sides of bowl. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. If frosting is too stiff to spread, soften in microwave oven no more than 10 seconds, then beat again until smooth.

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  • Frost cake immediately. Or, to store, cover and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 1 month. Bring to room temperature before frosting cake. Makes 3 cups.

Tips

If only 13-oz. jars of marshmallow creme are available, purchase additional, then add 3 oz. (3/4 cup).

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Reviews

54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2017
very very very tasty and yummmyy recipe...:) Not only tasty but so quick and easy http://www.cakengifts.in/cake-delivery-in-faridabad http://www.cakengifts.in/cake-delivery-in-ghaziabad http://www.cakengifts.in/cake-delivery-in-dehradun
Rating: Unrated
05/21/2013
I just made this cake, and have been having trouble with the icing. It was not getting thick enough, or light and fluffy as it should. I tried beating it longer and harder, but that just seemed to make it "curdle" so I tried adding more powdered sugar to make it thicker but even that was not working very well. What could I have done wrong?? I followed the instructions perfectly! I haven't actually tried the cake yet but it smells delicious!
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03/20/2014
I tried this cake and the frosting did not hold its shape at all. The cake was good but I would never try this frosting again!
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