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smitten kitten’s raspberry buttermilk cake

June 13, 2009

cake and stanley

The food blog Smitten Kitten always has the loveliest recipes and photographs.  I’d imagine everything she offers turns out beautifully – Deb is a cook like Molly from Orangette – she inspires that kind of quiet confidence.

Whether it is vanilla bean poundcake, or carmelized onion and goat cheese cornbread, or indian-spiced vegetable fritters, I look forward to new posts from her every few days.

Ella has had the word:  BUTTERMILK! on the grocery list for a few weeks.  Finally I remembered to buy it.  And last night she baked Smitten Kitten’s Raspberry Buttermilk Cake.   The recipe is here – Ella followed it exactly.

And it was lovely, too.  Very moist and soft and lightly tinged with lemon with soft raspberries buried inside.

Of special note is the fact we ate our entire dinner  (this salad and this pasta) IN FRONT OF THE TELEVISION.  Which is never ever allowed here, with one exception:  for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.

We ate, we watched, we sweated in our living room.  Mike yelled a lot, but in a good way.  Aaron ran around yelling:  SCORE!  In the end, the mighty Pittsburgh won.  We went to bed with bellies full of food and satiated in every way.  Life is good.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2009 4:21 pm

    That looks amazing – you are lucky to have such an avid baker daughter! I am also a huge fan of smitten kitchen – everything she makes looks delicious and her photos are fabulous.

  2. June 14, 2009 10:31 am

    Yes indeed, I am very lucky to have Ella as my girl…it is great to have love of food/cooking/baking in common with my almost-teenage girl. It is something important to nurture.

  3. June 14, 2009 12:21 pm

    wow this looks amazing…i love raspberries and am gonna make this this weekend..thx for posting…i wish my daughter was as talented as urs in the kitchen! 🙂

  4. Mom &/or Dad permalink
    June 14, 2009 8:01 pm

    Oh my goodness, you guys are going to be so wanting a scrumptious dessert after visiting us!

  5. Mom &/or Dad permalink
    June 14, 2009 8:03 pm

    Too quick clicking Summit Comment–didn’t get the xxxxx’s in! So xxxxx to you all!!

  6. Karen K permalink
    June 16, 2009 5:41 pm

    Hi suz!
    Just an FYI about the buttermilk. If ever you forget said item again (I sympathize, as I am the queen of forgetting VERY IMPORTANT THINGS on the family grocery list), my mom taught me to substitute 1 cup regular milk + 1 TBSP vinegar. As buttermilk tends to be thicker than regular milk, I sometimes mix regular milk with coffee cream. If you google “buttermilk substitute” there are lots of other ways to fudge this ingredient.

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