Rainy Weekend

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Baking : : Movie night Friday (we loved it) : : Birthday lunch with dear friends : : New-neighbor BBQ with old friends : : Much embroidering and much crocheting at all other times : : More movies (this one and this one and this one) on cable : : Andy working : : Broken computer (needs new battery, on order) : : No email (kind of nice, admittedly) : : Recipe for cake is on my other computer, will share when new battery arrives : : Ham and egg sandwich for one on Sunday morning : : Still-raining Monday.

*Here is the recipe for the cake! It is frosted with Cloudburst Frosting, of course.

Vanilla Buttermilk Cake

4 eggs
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
3 cups cake flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spray and line bottom of pan with parchment paper. Spray again and flour.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, in a large mixer bowl; whisk to blend. Add the butter and 1 cup buttermilk to these dry ingredients and with the mixer on low, blend together. Raise the mixer speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Mix eggs, yolks, vanilla and remaining 1/4 cup buttermilk. Add the egg mixture in 3 additions, scraping down the side of the bowl and mixing only until thoroughly incorporated. Divide the batter among the 3 prepared pans.

Bake the cake layers for 28–32 minutes, or until a cake tester or wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes clean and the cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan. Let the layers cool in the pans for 10 minutes; then carefully turn out onto wire racks, peel off the paper liners, and let cool completely.


totally can't wait to go see moonrise kingdom, I know I will love it.
sounds peaceful and nice.
Just hot hot sun here, I so wish for rain :(

Everything looks so delicious - wish there was a way to smell through the computer (I really need to invent that). Must see Moonrise Kingdom now ♥

Oh... geez...
Didn't even know it was possible
to make this much of a rainy weekend!
Makes me wish it would rain here, too.
Thank you for the movie list.
Calling my sweetheart right now, and asking
for a movie night (no zombies/spacecraft/slo-mo fight scenes this time)

I stole your cake picture and put it on my hard drive - I don't want to forget how you decorate cakes! And what if I couldn't find your post again?

I made a chocolate zucchini cake today - no frosting - and I'll serve it tomorrow with my (syrupy) strawberry balsamic freezer jam from Organic Gardening, and some light vanilla ice cream. I hope it will be liked.

Aw....the cake stand!!!

Beautiful cake! And I love the flowers on the table--what are they?

love the cake - looking forward to the recipe.

Nancy Wirz says: June 25, 2012 at 04:52 PM

Lucky old friends, new neighbor. The CAKE looks luscious and I'm betting tasted divine! Yes, yes speed that receipe ASAP. Special day coming soon and it looks like just the ticket.

Michelle Payne says: June 25, 2012 at 04:53 PM

I would love to know where you got your galvanized cake stand. I have been looking all over for one to add to my collection.

Moonrise Kingdom was a delight, wasn't it? Every shot is a gem, with artful uses of color. And the dry humor... just can't get enough.

Looks like a lovely way to spend a rainy weekend.

You had quite a full weekend despite the rain. Glad to know you liked Moonrise Kingdom. Your photos, as always, are delightful.

As always, your photos are amazing!
Everything looks so appetizing! I'll be right over! :)

OMGoodness, that cake is AMAZING! Sounds like you make excellent use of a rainy weekend. **kisses** Deborah

I wish I could be half as productive when it rains! All I end up doing is snuggling under a quilt and play lazy! Love the looks of that cake!


No movies here, but a write about the RAIN, and still it falls and falls. Sigh, I am very tired of it, but why do I envision sunshine before July Fourth here in the Valley of the Umpqua? It is what is is, another wood stove day.
Your photos are beautiful. Such yummyness.
p.s. it is so loud now, as in the rain, not the yummyness..i would take that over the relentless rain.

Michelle says: June 25, 2012 at 06:13 PM

It's official. I'm now a stalker. I even make a Pinterest Board "Posie Gets Cozy"... :)

I saw Crazy Stupid Love also. It was better than I thought it would be , but that was probably because I was in my pjs on the sofa with a dog melting in to me. Oh my gosh, that ham breakfast sammie looks nomie.

oh my goodness, you and your gorgeous little cakes! and... now I'm kind of hoping for a stretch of rainy days to watch some movies, moonrise kingdom looks awesome~

yum. Too bad I live across the country. I would beg you to have me over for dinner. The cake looks so yummy!

Heavens to Betsy! You always manage to make your cakes so pretty! Want to hear all about that recipe...and it bakes in a springform pan?

I'm intrigued. And getting hungry.

I get so excited when I see you've written a new post! It absolutely makes my day.

oh that cake. I want a slice!

I also want your ham & eggs.

I'm a little greedy guts!

Your photos are always wonderful...and I love the foxglove, one of my favorite flowers. They grow so well in rainy western Oregon, don't they? :)

Your baked goods looks divine! It´s been raining too much here in Sweden too lately, I really hope it will turn soon.

enjoying the rainy climate in my city too :) Those bakes are incredibly indulging =)

Your cake is EPIC!!!!

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com