This is a beautiful, rich layered butter cake filled with lashings of Salted Caramel Sauce and White Chocolate Buttercream.
Sugar Salt Magic has reached a milestone. The blog turned 1. Woohoo!
One year ago I put pen to paper (well actually, fingers to keyboard) and wrote my first post for what has become a very busy but very fun hobby. My initial aim was to combine my love of photography and food and to be able to share my recipes with friends and family and, of course, I get to cook for people all the time which I love. I’ve been amazed at how many have tried my recipes and at all the wonderful feedback and support I’ve got from you guys. Aww, shucks 🙂 Thank you so much everyone.
Of course, I had to celebrate my blogiversary in style so I made a rich, decadent butter cake filled with all my favourite flavours.
Salted Caramel? Check
This butter cake is one of those simple things in life that are so good. So buttery and moreish. I’ve added loads of vanilla and a little lemon just to give it a little freshness.
In between each layer and spread luxuriously around the outside of the butter cake is one of my new favourite buttercreams. I mean there is only one thing that makes butter cake better and that’s a gorgeous buttercream, right? Whipped White Chocolate Buttercream anyone? Yes, it’s whipped and airy and like sweet clouds of white chocolate.
And there was no making my blogs first birthday cake without salted caramel. It’s one of the best things ever. It truly should be illegal and if you haven’t tried it yet, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Go out and find some right now and try it. Better yet, take the 20 minutes to make your own and stick it in the fridge and then proceed to add it to everything you eat. Well, maybe not everything but you get the picture. I love this stuff. The recipe below includes my own salted caramel, made from scratch which is way easier than it sounds. This butter cake has it added to every layer and drizzled round the outside too so that it drips down the cake in all its gooey gloriousness.
So what do you get a blog for it’s birthday, anyway? I have been umming and aahing about getting a kitchenaid for ages but I’ve had my trusty Kenwood for so long and what if Kitchenaids aren’t all they’re cracked up to be? Maybe there’s a better brand? What if I buy the wrong one? My amazingly supportive hubby and number one fan encouraged me to take the plunge so I did. You should have seen me whipping up the buttercream. Like a kid in a candy store.
So far at Sugar Salt Magic I’ve tried to bring you a good mix of sweet and savoury recipes. I’ve posted everything from Choc Chip Chocolate Fudge Brownies to Sticky Harissa Chicken and everything in between. A few wings recipes (hmmm, that’s become a bit of a habit). A Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff that so many people have tried and loved and has now become a regular in our dinner rotation at home. I remember the day I mastered doughnuts – check that out here. Cupcakes galore – too many to choose from. Cookies galore. And fudge. How I loooove fudge. And lots of salted caramel. Mwuhahahaha!
Stay a while. Check out the site. Tell me what you’ve loved and what you want to see more of.
Finally, thank you to all my taste testers over my journey so far. Your feedback has been so valuable. And to all the readers and commenters, thank you too. Hugs all round 🙂
And now to the best Vanilla Lemon Butter Cake recipe, my Salted Caramel recipe and my Whipped White Chocolate Buttercream recipe. Enjoy.
This recipe makes 2 layers