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how to bake flat cakes



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Prep Time: 120 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total: 155 minutes

Servings: 12

Cost: $1.99 /serving


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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour two 8" cake rounds and line with parchment.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Set aside.

Step 3

Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on med-high until pale and fluffy (approx 3mins). Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time fully incorporating after each addition. Add vanilla.

Step 4

Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour (3 additions of flour and 2 of milk). Fully incorporating after each addition.

Step 5

Distribute batter evenly between the two pans. Place damp baking strips around the bottoms of the cake pans.

Step 6

Bake for 30-35mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.

Step 7

Place cakes on a wire rack to cool for 10mins then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.

Step 8

Prepare a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Whip butter until creamy.

Step 9

Reduce speed to low and add in icing sugar 1 cup at a time until well blended. Increase speed to med and beat for 3 minutes.

Step 10

Add vanilla and 2 Tbsp cream and continue to whip on medium for 1 minute. Add more cream as needed until desired consistency is reached.

Step 11

Whip until the frosting is smooth and silky.

Step 12

Place one layer of cake on a cake stand or serving plate. Top with approximately 1 cup of buttercream. Repeat with remaining layer and crumb coat the cake. Chill for 20mins.

Step 13

Frost the top and sides of the cake and smooth with a bench scraper.

Step 14

Decorate as desired.

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