A cake and frosting all from one simple recipe.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt baking pan, preferably non-stick.
In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract at medium speed until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar alternately with milk, beating 1-2 minutes or until blended. Remove 2 1/2 cups of frosting from bowl, placing into a plastic sealable bag, and set aside.
With mixer at slow speed, add eggs to remaining frosting in mixing bowl. Beat until blended. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to frosting mixture alternately with water and continue beating 1-2 minutes or until well blended.
Pour into pan and bake 65-75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. While cake is still warm, use a knife to loosen the cake from the sides of the pan. Cool completely before removing from pan. Place cake on serving plate and top with remaining icing.
For Cupcakes: Line 2 or 3 muffin pans with paper liners. Pour to fill halfway, and bake 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
For Sheetcake: Pour batter into a generously greased and floured 9x13-inch baking dish. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
Cut one edge of the plastic bag, and squeeze the frosting out in a circular motion on top of your cake. The frosting will begin to descend and cover the sides of your cake.
· If your baking soda is older than 6 months, consider replacing it with a fresh package. Baking soda is an active ingredient used to help make baked foods rise, so for best results, always use the freshest ingredients.
· Be careful not to over mix your cake batter. Mix just until all ingredients are combined, since overmixing will give you a denser, heavier cake.
· Remember to use regular cream cheese. Substituting with low-fat or fat-free cream cheese may change the consistency of the frosting.
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Be sure to try our chocolate version, the All-in-One Chocolate Cake and Frosting!