Mother’s Day Dessert

This Mother’s Day weekend was wonderful. I was able to spend time with many of the ‘moms’ in my life that are very special to me…as well as lots of quality time with my boys. I’m so thankful for my mom and other ladies in my life that continually give of themselves and love their families.

A few weeks ago my friend Erin made a rose cake and it was absolutely beautiful. She insisted that it was extremely easy and took little time. My sweet friend is extremely talented at decorating cakes and though her cake was closer to perfect than mine was, her statement was completely true and accurate. This cake looks amazing but takes little time and effort.  I thought it would be the perfect cake for Mother’s Day lunch.

I chose to make a chocolate cake with buttercream icing.

Buttercream Icing

2 sticks unsalted butter – room temperature
1 cup shortening
1 tablespoon Clear Vanilla extract
2 pounds confectioner’s sugar
4-6 tablespoons very cold milk

Cream butter and shortening in the bowl of an electric or stand mixer. Add the clear vanilla extract and combine well. Begin adding in the sugar and mixing thoroughly after each addition. After all of the sugar has been added and mixed thoroughly, begin adding the very cold milk slowly. Combining very well after each addition until you reach the desired consistency.

You can find the tutorial for the Rose Cake at I Am Baker. I would encourage you to try it, it is so elegant and easy!

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