This is a very simple, old fashioned and kid-friendly recipe.
The batter is mixed with hot milk which gives the cake a melt-in-the-mouth kind of texture.
The measures given here make enough batter for a two layer cake. You may halve the ingredients for a single layer cake.
You will need:
Vanilla – 1 tsp
All purpose flour – 2 ¼ cups
Baking powder – 2 tsp
Milk – 1 ¼ cup
Butter – ½ cup
Glaze – ½ cup
Cream cheese icing (recipe follows)
Beat eggs and sugar using a wire whisk. Let your child do it while you measure the flour and baking powder. Add the flour and baking powder to the egg mixture and combine. Heat milk with butter just until the butter melts. Gradually add it to the batter and whisk until combined. Add vanilla. Pour into a greased cake pan and bake at 350 degree F for 30-35 minutes.
Remove the cake from the pan and let it cool completely.
Brush the cake with glaze. I used a 12oz. jar of pineapple topping. I strained it through a strainer and used the liquid for glazing and the pineapple pieces for garnishing!
To make the icing:
Cream cheese - 4 oz
Butter - 1/2 stick
Powdered sugar - 2 cups
Vanilla - 1/2 tsp
Keep butter and cream cheese outside the refrigerator for a couple of hours until it is soft. Then beat them together until it is smooth. I used an electric mixer. Add powdered sugar gradually and keep mixing at a low speed. Beat it until it is smooth and a spreadable consistency.
Spread it evenly on the cake.
This is for Trupti's Little Chefs in the Kitchen event, though a tad late.