Since I made a Chocolate Cake for Two a couple of weeks ago, I thought it time to make a Vanilla Cake for Two.

I love cake. hell – I love desserts, period. This is where I really take after my mother.  You’ll note in the cook books she put together over the years that the dessert binder was twice the size of the Appetizers/Salads/Entrees/Soups/and Sides. The woman liked her desserts – and still stayed slim all of her life. That, is where I don’t take after my mother. Oh, well.

Since I had lots of fresh Strawberry Jam, I spread it between the layers.

Vanilla Cake for Two

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • scant half-cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 6″ cake pan.

Cream butter in mixer. Add sugar and cream together for about 5 minutes. Add egg and mix about 30 seconds.

Mix vanilla with buttermilk. Mix flour with salt and baking soda. Add the flour and liquid alternately, starting and finishing with the flour. Just mix well enough to get everything together.

Spread into prepared pan and bake for about 35 minutes.

I made a basic cream cheese frosting – equal parts of butter and cream cheese, plus vanilla and powdered sugar. I split the layer and added some homemade strawberry jam.

Momma would be proud!