Last week Anna and Bekah (my interns/assistants/gal pals) came over for an afternoon of baking. After deliberating, and perusing a few cookbooks, we decided to make a simple yellow cake, of the hedgehog variety. A few weeks earlier, Anna posted a pic of this adorable book (I’d never heard of it, but need to order a copy for my girls!) and yellow cake and I was intrigued, so we decided to tackle the hedgehog’s cake. I’m not a big cake eater (they’re usually too sweet) but this cake is one of the most simple & delicious I’ve ever had (and we even cut the sugar in half). The three of us ate one of the cakes within minutes after taking it out of the oven. It’s best consumed very warm, with powdered sugar on top, and a cup of coffee (and a glass of milk).
I’ve been so blessed by Anna and Bekah’s friendship and assistance over the past 9 months. It’s crazy that they’ve only been working with me for 9 months…feels like it’s been years! I couldn’t have managed without these two ladies during my pregnancy with Naomi, and I so appreciate their willingness to work with me. They’ve watched Zoe (and now both babies), carried heavy boxes and totes when I was pregnant, packed and repacked props at countless shoots, dealt with my bossing around at shoots, taken hundreds/thousands of photos, modeled, chatted, consumed way too much coffee in my kitchen, etc. So eager to see what the next 9 months will bring (and I secretly hope they don’t go away to college, ever. haha)!
Hedgehog’s Yellow Cake
Hedgehog was hungry for a cake. He found a yellow cake recipe. “This one sounds easy,” he said, “and good too.”
– 3/4 cup sugar (we doubled the recipe, and only used 3/4 cup for both cakes)
– 1/2 cup butter
– 3 eggs
– 1 1/4 cups self rising flour (in the absence of self-rising flour, apparently you can add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt to 1 cup flour…we used regular flour and did not add the baking powder or salt, which might explain why our cake was so…flat)
– 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch cake pan. Mix butter and sugar together in a bowl. Add eggs, one by one. Then add vanilla. Mix in flour. Pour batter into pan and bake for 30 minutes. Must eat while still warm.
Photos by Anna Clair Photography for A Daily Something.
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