'Would've bet my life I reviewed this ten years ago - literally. 'Made it for my birthday, one of those "milestone" brthdays. :/ It is BEYOND FABULOUS! Rarely do I not change anything in a recipe - sometimes on purpose, sometimes not - anyway, no changes & it is GREAT! It is. 'Found my notes: Surprisingly for this girl who always halves the nutmeg in anything, 3/4t isn't too much. Also increased maple to 1 1/4t & added 1/4t vanilla. Wrote it, meaning the frosting, was "a little greasy, just a little "on my paper, too. 'Still hard to believe the first time I made this was ten years ago. Sooo, I don't follow the directions. I don't think a buttermilk cake should be a onebowl wonder. I cream the shortening & sugar; add eggs 1@a time; 1t vanilla. Alternate dry ingredients mixed with flour & buttermilk. Don't overbeat or it'll be dry. No extra beating at the end either. Run a knife through the batter once in the pan to reduce the bubbles - smoother top. 'Don't remember if I set the timer for 20 or 25, but I know it wasn't more. Using 2 9" pans, greased & floured. Beautiful cake. 'Waiting for it to cool to remove & frost with that maple buttercream! Happy Birthday, E! SIXTEEN! :) Oh, you'll need all that frosting for a two layer cake. :)
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'Would've bet my life I reviewed this ten years ago - literally. 'Made it for my birthday,...