When my oldest, mini-muffin#1, was just learning to talk, she loved babies.
All babies love to see other babies.
She would exclaim "Baby!" whenever she saw one: on the box of wipes, on TV, walking by on the street.
So when she saw a photo of my husband's youngest brother with a freshly shaved head, she exclaimed "Baby!"
And thus his nickname, Uncle Baby, was born. (haha)
Since he is now 22, he'd probably prefer that we stop calling him that, at least in public. But I'm afraid my kids don't actually know his real name.
And Uncle Baby is so much better.
So, we made a birthday cake for Uncle Baby.
We started with this recipe, Food Network's Classic White Cake,
and, since Uncle Baby's favorite food is butter (um, according to me) we added some brown butter to his cake.
Brown Butter White Birthday Cake
2 sticks butter, browned
2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 large egg whites
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Step #1: Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 pan and line bottom with wax paper.
Step #2: Brown 2 sticks of butter on the stove.
Step #3: Beat butter, brown butter, and sugar in the mixer.
Step #4: In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
Step #5: In yet another bowl, combine egg whites, milk and vanilla.
Step #6: Slowly add flour and egg mixtures to butter mixture, alternating, until combined.
Step #7: Pour into a 9x13 greased pan and bake for 25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
Step #8: Cool in pan for about 5 minutes, then remove cake to complete cooling. Remove wax paper, too, please.
Step #9: Top with perfect chocolate frosting or most bestest frosting ever.
This recipe shared at: Totally Tasty Tuesdays 24