Fluffy Vanilla Cake!

Hey, guys! Have to make this a little short, ’cause I need to go to bed. Here we go!

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for coating pans)
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (softened and divided into 2-tablespoon pieces, plus more for coating pans)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup 2 percent milk
  • 2 large eggs

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients

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  2. Let all your ingredients come to room temperature.

  3. Heat your oven to 350 F.

  4. Butter and flour two (9-inch) cake pans.

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  5. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until the dry ingredients are combined.

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  6. With the mixer on the lowest speed, add the butter one chunk at a time, and blend until the mixture forms a grainy consistency, between 30 seconds and 1 minute. Scrape down the bowl and paddle with a rubber spatula.

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  7. Add vanilla, and with the mixer on low, slowly pour in the milk. Stop and scrape, and mix for another minute.

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  8. Add the first egg, and mix on medium-low until incorporated; add the second egg and do the same. Mix until fluffy, about 30 seconds, then scrape down the bowl.

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  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and give each one a couple of solid taps on the countertop to release any air bubbles; transfer pans to the oven.

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  10. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a crumb or two attached. (You can start testing at 30 minutes because it’s better to check too soon than to over bake.) The tops will be golden brown, the edges will pull away from the sides of the pan, and the cakes will spring back when you touch them.

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  11. Cool the cakes on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then loosen the edges by running a knife along the sides of the pan; turn the cakes out onto the racks and cool for at least 1 hour before frosting.​

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  12. Frost and enjoy!Homemade Vanilla Cake recipe

    Anyways, that’s it! I made it for my dad’s birthday. It was really good! Don’t forget to grease the bottom of the pans, otherwise the cakes will break! Which, unfortunately happened with mine! Anyways, have to go! Bye!

    Love,

    Carissa ♥

Day 26!

Hey, guys! I can’t wait for Jaylene to come home this Sunday!!! *giggles* Anyways, who’s ready for Day 26??

Day 26: Happiest moment in MLP; FiM

Well, I think the happiest moment I’ve ever watched in MLP was the time when Queen Chrysalis was defeated. I think that was The Canterlot Wedding. Hahaha! Typical title. Anyways, have to go to bed. It’s 9:16 P.M. already. Whew! *yawns* Good night, everypony!!!

Love,

Carissa ♥

My sister is coming home!!! YAY!!

YAY!!! *confetti falls everywhere* Oops, sorry.  *giggles* My sister is coming home from high school this Sunday, on the 30th!! Woohoo! That day I’ll be helping with a garage sale, but I’ll still see her. I can’t wait! She gets to come home every 6 weeks! And she gets to stay for 1 week! We’re going to have sooo much fun!! Hahaha, I’m sounding like Pinkie Pie right now. *grins* Anyway, I have to go do devotion with my parents and then go to bed. 晚安, everybody!! (that’s good night in Chinese!) *yawns*

Love,

Carissa ♥

Day 25!!

Hey, my fellow bloggers!! Ready for Day 25??

Day 25: Favorite background pony

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A BACKGROUND PONY???? OK, let me search it up. Hahaha, switch to Google. OK, so background ponies are ponies that appear in the background during most scenes in episodes and possess character models that are used frequently to fill out crowd scenes and incidental characters in the show.So, I guess my favorite background pony is Princess Luna or Queen Chrysalis. Anyways, have to go to bed. Goodnight, everypony! *wink wink*

Love,

Carissa ~

Invisible….

I sighed and turned to my computer. I looked at my reflection, and saw a very invisible Wallflower Blush looking back at me.

“You don’t see me fitting in, do you?” I turned and accused a stern Sunset Shimmer. “You only think I’m sitting alone in the shadows on my own. If only people could listen to me and my dreams, and they’ll see that I’m more than just a wallflower.

“But no,”I continued, my anger quickly rising. “I’m invisible! Invisible! Like a drop in the mist! It’s- it’s just like I don’t exist!!”

Sunset Shimmer listened, her face starting to take on a puzzled look.

“Right beneath my picture,”I looked sadly at my blank picture in the yearbook. “This is what you’ll read. A list of nothings, not likely to succeed!”

“Nobody even signs my yearbook, “I continued, tears starting to form in my eyes as I paced around the room. “I’m a memory forgotten, until the end of time!” Suddenly, I stopped. What was Sunset doing?? She was sneaking into my backpack and trying to take the memory stone!

“Hey, what are you doing?”I glared at her. “Give it back!”

We tried to take the memory stone from each other, and I finally succeeded in grabbing it from her. She stared at me, fear in her eyes.

I smiled wickedly, held it up, and the stone flashed. It would erased all of the memories of this afternoon.

“Noooooooo!!!”Sunset Shimmer screamed as the stone retrieved the memories of the afternoon.

Then everything went black.

I grinned evilly, opened the door, and vanished in a puff of smoke.

 

 

And that, my fellow bloggers, is my first story from Equestria Girls Forgotten Friendship. The ending didn’t actually happen when she vanished in a puff of smoke in the show, but it just sounded good. It’s actually a song, but I wrote it, so it sounded like a conversation. Pretty good, huh? Thanks! Have to go. Bye!!

Love,

Carissa ♥

Music Q & A!

Hey, guys! So, today I’ll be doing something different. I’m going to be asking you guys some questions about your guys’ fave music! Right now, I’m listening to Sam Tsui. Yes, guys, I know. He is gay and married to a guy. But his songs are awesome! His voice is pretty good. Here are some of my favorite songs:

1. Cameo (Sam Tsui)

2. Same Old Love (cover by Sam Tsui)

3. Despacito (cover by Sam Tsui)

4. When I’m Gone (Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect)

5. Impatience (Sam Tsui, again!!!)

6.  Why (Sabrina Carpenter)

7.   Equestria Girls Forever (Angelic)

Anyways, I have to go. My mom is coming to pick me up in an hour because my uncle went back to Taiwan today. Bye!!!

Love,

Carissa ♥

Day 24!

Hey, guys! *coughs, then sneezes* Sorry, I’m a little sick. *ACHOOOOO* *grins sheepishly* Anyways, let’s hope I get better. Ready?

Day 24: Element of Harmony you Identify with

OK, This one is easy! I think I’m kinda like Pinkie Pie, because I love to laugh. But also at the same time, I’m like Rainbow Dash. Because I like sports and I’m awesome!!! *sneezes* Oh, sweet Celestia. *giggles* That’s a thing from MLP. Anyways, I have to go. Byeee!!! *ACCCHHHOOOOO!!!!*

Love,

Carissa ~

Day 23!

Hiya, guys! Trying to post more often! Comment below ideas you want me to post! Ready for Day 23??

Day 23: Villain you hate

OK, I hate Discord. For those who love Discord, I’m sorry. Discord is just too….. well, I don’t want to be mean. He’s just too geeky. OK, I know that’s really mean, and I’m sorry. It’s just my honest opinion! Hahahaha, slipped a little bit of Applejack in there! 😉  Well, now that you know which villain I hate, I’ll see you guys later on the next post! Byeee!

Love,

Carissa ~

Day 23!

Hey, guys! I’m listening to When I’m Gone by Anna Kendrick. It’s so catchy! Anyways, ready for Day 23?

Day 23: Villain you hate

Oh, OK! So, the villain who isn’t my favorite is Discord. He’s too.. well, not my kind of villain. I don’t hate him, but he isn’t my favorite. Anyways, I have to go do my test. Ugh!!!! Anyways, bye!

Love,

Carissa 😉

Day 22!

Hey, guys! Ready for Day 22?

Day 22: Favorite villain

Oh, I love this one! I like a lot of villains, but my favorite is Nightmare Moon, which is of course, Princess Luna when she’s not bad. Queen Chrysalis is pretty good too. Anyways, have to go! We’re leaving for flute class. Bye!

Love,

Carissa