Vanilla Buttermilk Cake is an extra moist vanilla cake that is sure to impress when filled with raspberry and lemon, and enrobed in dreamy white chocolate buttercream frosting.
February seems to bring out the hopeless romantic in me. My Facebook friends can attest to my ridiculous fascination with cheesy Hallmark romance movies. With as crazy, messy, and wonderful as day to day life can be, the predictable story lines that unfailingly culminate with a big happy-ever-after bow on top appeals to me. What can I say? I’m just a big ol’ gooey mush pot with a serving of sass on the side.
I’m ever grateful to my Bacon Slayer for sitting through countless hours of chick-flicks while keeping his sarcastic comments to a minimum. Although, I can always count on him to flash his best faux-exuberant-smile at the end of the movies, as if he is genuinely thrilled that it all works out in the end–even when it is the 377th time he’s suffered through Kate & Leopold with me. I return the kindness by editing photos by his side and feigning mild interest during UFC matches, while doing my best to temper the sarcastic comments flying freely through my mind before coming out of my mouth. After all, marriage is all about compromise.
We find common ground in the little things that we do for each other. Bacon Slayer tackles what he calls “macro” tasks around the house that involve heavy equipment, while I handle the “micro” tasks of (mostly) keeping everything organized and the family well fed. It works for us. Every so often we do little romantic gestures for each other outside of the normal day-to-day routine.
This week, this involved me figuring out how to drive the tractor to clear massive snow drifts from our country driveway, with the hope that my man might actually be able to get up the driveway when he got home. For his turn, he arrived home two hours later, as I was just over halfway done with the snow, and immediately shed his work suit in favor of his snow suit. He then tapped me on the shoulder and sent me inside before I froze my keister off entirely, and he finished the job.
Now that’s a romantic gesture!
As the old adage goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and that is definitely true with my family. Couple that with my tendency to bake my feelings, and the leap to show my man just how much his little gesture meant to me with my chosen medium of butter, flour, sugar, and eggs was a short one. Perhaps with Valentine’s Day residing smack in the middle of the month, or the fact that my birthday is a few days later, but I celebrate the whole of February with pretty, whimsical, and romantic things that bring me joy. I wanted nothing less than something beautiful and joy-filled as a token of my gratitude for Bacon Slayer.
Vanilla Buttermilk Cake certainly brings joy in abundance with it’s extra moist texture, sweet and sassy balance of raspberry and lemon curd in the filling, enrobed in dreamy white chocolate buttercream. Impressive in stature as it is whimsical in appearance and delectable on the tongue, Vanilla Buttermilk Cake serves up romance on a platter for any occasion.
Dive into this luscious Vanilla Buttermilk Cake!
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