Also- I don't plan to make a habit of this but...I'm not posting the recipe. It's not mine, it's Ina's from her first cookbook. A book so good, so consistently delicious that you just need to own it. It is my absolute favorite and has changed the way I cook and entertain since I got it from Lo for Christmas in 04:) It would take longer for me to type it out that it would for you to have it in hand from Amazon. Buy the book. Then email me and I'll send you my margin notes. I met Ina at Fox & Obel two years ago and she signed Barefoot in Paris for me. Genuinely starstruck for the first time in my life.
Now for cake...this time was a little different because I wanted to incorporate raspberry sauce for CVDJ's birthday. I think this may be a regular thing but in the future I will leave it in the saucepour so people can drench their individual slices. More notes from the dinner party with CVDJ, Abs & Colleen tomorrow...fun stuff and very put together if I do say so myself:)
Batter up! On the left is a mixture of buttermilk, sour cream and freshly brewed coffee
Middle:Other wet ingredients like eggs butter, brown/white sugars etc.
Alternate adding right and left to middle in thirds.
Thick, heavenbatter. You're not surprised I have an orange spoon that is smiling. It's been awhile since I liked someone so much that I licked their face.
Cake is out of the oven and now it is time to make frosting. I wish I had a picture of the egg whites and sugar when they reached the appropriate point but just REALLY read the directions to get the right results. The main ingredient (see cutting board) is butter.