A butter yellow layer cake guilty of one thing and one thing only. Vanilla overload. I dedicate this to vanilla lovers everywhere with vanilla extract, vanilla beans and vanilla sugar in the batter.
A freshly baked cake infused with so much vanilla has an unbelievably delicious fragrance. You might catch yourself trying to taste the air. Or looking around to make sure you’re still here on Earth. And not in cake heaven. Not that I ever did any of those things. Silly.
With 6 egg yolks, a stick of butter and heavy cream in the batter this won’t rise as much as your everyday layer cake making it heavy and dense. O.K. So it’s guilty of more than one thing; of being extra rich and fatty too. You caught me.
Then there’s the frosting.
Whipped beyond belief, for over 10 minutes, the cream cheese frosting is super smooth and creamy. With more vanilla and butter. Like there wasn’t enough in the cake.
From head to toe, inside out and upside down. Dreamy vanilla. The new chocolate.