Vanilla Cake with Brown Sugar Fudge Frosting

Vanilla Cake with Brown Sugar Fudge Frosting

We have been busy around here with the move of my son to a new apartment (closer to the University), the start of school year, hockey season and adjusting to our new life in Ottawa. I am still so happy to be closer to my two oldest kids. When they come to visit I like to bake when I have time. Maxime came, couple weekends ago, and I wanted to bake a Vanilla Cake. Usually I prepare a buttercream frosting but this time wanted something different. He loves brown sugar fudge so I decided to prepare a batch and frost my cake. We loved the cakes. They are so good that if I was running a bakery they would be on the menu.

For the long week-end my two oldest are coming to visit and my Mother-in-Law. It's Thanksgiving for us Canadians.




Vanilla Cake


1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350F.


Mix flour, baking powder and salt.  In a bowl cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla for 5 minutes.  Add the flour mixture alternating with the milk.  Mix well.


Divide in two-round molds of 8 inchs.


Bake at 350F for 30 to 35 min.  


Let the cake rest, at room temperature, for 1 hour before frosting the cake.


I frosted the cake with my recipe of Old-Fashioned Brown Sugar Fudge

37 comments

  1. Your cake looks delicous! The brown sugar fudge frosting sounds like it could easily become a favorite for me.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. The cake looks just so so good and i love that fudge frosting, i think i will add double portion of frosting on my slice.

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  3. What a lovely cake, Hélène! Beautiful! Love the square pan. :D

    I'm bookmarking the recipe - that frosting looks so good!

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  4. Such fun to hear what you have been up to there in Ottawa. I figured you were really busy getting settled in and now I hear you were really busy getting M settled in as well. Busy, busy. But, like every good mom, not too busy to bake up a tasty treat for the kids! Looks good to me.

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  5. i think you could put this tasty frositng on a raw potato and it would taste heavenly. LOL

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  6. That cake must be divine! I love that frosting.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  7. Is that loose tea sprinkled over top, or dried flowers? Very pretty!

    *Heather*

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  8. This looks fabulous -- and I do believe you're taunting me with that brown sugar frosting. Who can beat that delicious flavor? Lucky kids you have!

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  9. Parfait avec les fleurs:) Nice to see you posting..I hope you are so happy in Ottawa!

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  10. Now this sounds good. Seomthing about brown sugar fudge is the kicker. You gotta share the fudge recipe too!

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  11. Oh Helene I've been missing here for a while! but you greet me with such a delightful recipe. just loving the flavors!

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  12. Definitely lucky! My two older boys are close by, and I've just sent the other off, so he gets baking in care packages. Love the cute squares, and the frosting sounds fabulous. Brown sugar gives everything such a pleasant taste, doesn't it?

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  13. The brown sugar fudge sounds like such a tasty option. And I love the caramel color!

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  14. Welcome back, great looking cake. The icing, mixing fudge and brown sugar, sounds like a great combo.

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  15. Have a wonderful holiday with your family Helene. I love the frosting on this cake, it reminds me of fall.

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  16. What a stunning looking piece of cake. I love the way you decorated it.
    *kisses* HH

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  17. That cake looks amazing, especially with that dollop of frosting on top. I could eat that stuff by the spoonful, I'm sure!

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  18. Mum! Ça semble fabuleux et surtout délectable. Je note cette recette. Je viens de m'inscrire, Tomates cerises et Basilic.

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  19. Your cupcakes look delicious, and that frosting sounds divine...I think I actually gasped when I 'saw' it.

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  20. What a golorious looking cake! Your creation is just fantastic. I love brown sugar...and in a frosting it would be absolute pleasure

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  21. I will need to bookmark this immediately lest you decide to open a bakery and take the recipe off the blog :D

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  22. Yum, what a wonderful combination of flavors. That brown sugar fudge frosting sounds like it would make any cake twice as good.

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  23. Mmm - that frosting looks like heaven.

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  24. If you open a bakery Helene, I'm going to visit for sure. Welcome back. You've been missed and it'w wonderful to see you back with this gorgeous cakelet. Love your square pan, and the brown sugar frosting...delicious! Love the hues of fall too!!

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  25. Brown sugar fudge frosting!! That sounds simply divine!!

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  26. What a scrumptious looking little cake!

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  27. That's an awesome idea for frosting! That cake looks gorgeous=)

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  28. Brown sugar fudge frosting sounds amazing! Lovely little cake:)

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  29. I hope you do open a bakery and sell these cakes. I live in Ottawa too, and I'd be a regular customer. I love brown sugar fudge, so am bookmarking this recipes, and your site.
    :)

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  31. Your baked goods always look so amazing and perfect. I hope people are paying you well to recreate them.

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  32. I missed this gorgeous cake but found it when came looking for a new post from ya!!
    Perfect cake and so elegantly cute too!

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  33. What a great idea to top the cake with fudge! It looks amazing.

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  34. I used this recipe (just the cake) to make cake balls and it was perfect! http://www.eatingthebeats.com/2011/03/pop-rock-cake-balls-inspired-by-matt-kim

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