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Eats // Cute as a button raspberry cake

04/04/14

cute as a button raspberry cake recipe | sugarandcloth.com

recipe by Kristina of Buttercup for the Easter Sunday dessert table

Hands down my favorite edible prettiness from my Easter Sunday dessert table was Kristina’s  raspberry cake. It literally was too pretty for me to eat! And those little raspberry dollops… I just couldn’t handle it.

Luckily she’s willing to share the wealth and give Sugar & Cloth readers a chance to be the talk of the gathering too by spilling the beans on her infamous raspberry cake!

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 3 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam or raspberry puree
  • red food coloring (optional)

Ingredients for the raspberry buttercream:

  • 2 lbs. sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 lb. butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • red food coloring (optional)
  • fresh raspberries for garnish (optional)

cute as a button raspberry cake recipe | sugarandcloth.com

 For the cake–

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter, flour and line three 8″ cake pans with parchment. Set aside. Next, sift together cake flour, baking powder and salt. Combine vanilla and milk together and set both aside.

With a mixer set to medium, cream together butter and sugar for five minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add in the eggs one at a time waiting until they are each fully incorporated before adding a new one. This usually takes around 15 seconds per egg. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add in raspberry puree/jam and mix until fully combined.

In three batches, add in dry ingredients on low speed, alternating with wet ingredients. Begin and end with dry ingredients. Add in food coloring at this point if desired. Fold the batter a few times with a spatula to make sure all ingredients are fully incorporated and then divide batter into the three baking pans. Bake for 17-22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs. Trust your nose and keep a watchful eye after 17 minutes. When your house kitchen starts to smell like cake, it’s probably getting close to done

For the frosting–

Beat butter on medium for 5 minutes and then lower speed to the lowest setting. Add in powdered sugar, two cups at a time, continuing to add more sugar after it becomes fully incorporated. Add in vanilla and desired food coloring and increase speed to medium and beat for two minutes or until the icing has lightened a bit.

Decrease speed of mixer to the lowest setting for two minutes to knock out some of the air bubbles. Stack cakes and ice as desired.cute as a button raspberry cake recipe | sugarandcloth.com

Enjoy!

styling and DIY’s by Sugar & Cloth // photography by Kimberly Chau // desserts by Buttercup // illustrations by Lisa Chow // mint green and white cake stands and bunting c/o Minted // gold flatware and serving utensils West Elm 

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DIY Event at Ikea Houston

03/01/13

DIY event at Ikea Houston with Sugar & Cloth

I hope you’re free next Saturday (and if not, try and make that happen?), because I’ll be at Ikea Houston hosting another DIY event for the Bring Your Own Friend weekend! I may be biased since I’m usually the one doing all of the talking, but Ikea events are seriously my favorite. Not only will this free DIY totally be worth showing up for, but if you came to the last one then you’ll know how much free stuff we give away. It’s kind of insanely awesome. Plus, who doesn’t like a reason to go to Ikea?

If you want to come, RSVP here by selecting the Houston location and you’ll also get some quick goodies. See you there!

photo via Mokkasin  design by Sugar & Cloth

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Local Shop // Sweet

01/17/13

sweet bakery and coffee shop houston texas

Aside from the number one question I always receive (which I mentioned here), people always ask me how I come up with ideas for projects, or things that inspire me. I can say without a doubt that adventuring to new shops, cities, and places inspires me more than anything else. I’m always intrigued by how things are displayed or used in new ways, and there is never any shortage of genius ideas behind little boutiques and local spots that are reinventing the creative wheel. To spread the wealth, I thought I’d start sharing my favorites with you here…

I’d like to introduce you to Sweet, the cutest, most drool-worthy bakery and coffee shop that you may ever step foot into. Not only does Sweet do sweet really well, but it definitely has bragging rights for the loveliest decor on the Houston macaron block, and trust me, I have been around the macaron block!

sweet bakery and coffee shop houston texas

sweet bakery and coffee shop houston texas

And just in case you want to take the treats (and cuteness) home with you, all of their goodies can come lovingly tucked into containers and boxes that could make any heart melt.

sweet bakery and coffee shop houston texas

sweet bakery and coffee shop houston texas

sweet bakery and coffee shop houston texas

I had the strawberry and vanilla pots de creme… and maybe a macaron or two for the go, but I can neither confirm or deny that.

sweet bakery and coffee shop houston texas

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