This cake is a winner. I made it last year for a departmental birthday to wide acclaim and one colleague sought me out to say it was his favorite. His birthday came around again this year (they have a habit of doing that…) and I remembered his preference and made him this cake again. This year, it was even better. Not sure what I did differently, but man it was good.
A word of warning: if you enjoy eating this cake, you may not want to read the recipe. Let me just say: there’s a reason it’s called ‘buttercream.’