The only Vanilla Cake recipe you will EVER need

I was on the constant search for a great easy cake recipe. One that’s good for layer cakes, but that is still flavorful and light. Well this is it ladies and gents. Look no further because your girl has got you covered!

Classic White Layer Cake

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Ingredients:

  • 1 c. milk (room temperature)
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 c. cake flour (sifted, twice)
  • 1 3/4 c. sugar
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 oz. butter (softened, cubed)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray two 9 in. cake pans with baking spray and cover pan bottoms with parchment paper rounds. Then spray parchment rounds with baking spray.
  3. Mix milk, egg whites, and extracts together in a bowl with a fork. Set aside.
  4. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl with an electric mixer at a slow speed. Once it looks sandy add butter. Continue beating at slow until the mixture resembles moist crumbs.
  5.  Add half of milk mixture to crumbs and beat at medium speed for 1 1/2 minutes. Add remaining milk mixture and beat for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl and mix for 20 more seconds.
  6. Divide batter evenly between cake pans and smooth tops with a rubber spatula. Bake until toothpick comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely for about 1 1/2 hours.
  8. Ice, stack and enjoy!

Hope you all enjoy and let me know if you try this out!
Until next time!
xoxo,
B

 

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes

So I’m not sure about you but I live on the fence between
trying to make healthy choices and wanting to eat all
of the sweets. But life is all about balance, AM I RIGHT?!

balance1Anyways, on my journey to be a healthier me I decided why not add some of my favorite recipes on this blog. I obviously am going to start posting baking recipes too (which I cannot
wait for).

I am all for sweet potatoes, I would eat one  at all meals if I could. This recipe is super simple and I  use this to meal prep for the week because it is that easy and mindless to make. Also, for the sweet potatoes I buy a big microwaveable bag of them at the grocery store for $1.98 and it’ll usually last me about a week. Okay enough rambling,  on to the recipe!

 

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Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes

– 4 chicken breasts (cooked & shredded)
– 1/4 red onion
– sweet & spicy bbq sauce
– shredded carrots
– sweet potatoes

  1. First I cook and shred the chicken
  2. Chop and briefly cook the onion
  3. Steam the sweet potatoes in the microwave
  4. Toss the chicken, onion and shredded carrots in the bbq sauce
  5. Cut open sweet potatoes and top with chicken mixture

Voila! There ya have it, a super quick and easy lunch/dinner that is VERY filling.

Until next time.
xoxo,
B

 

Guess who’s back, back again..Brittany’s back!

Hi guys!

I totally suck at this blogging thing. But I’m back for good this time (fingers crossed) haha! I figured I’d catch you up on all that I’ve been up to. Even though my mom is probably my only viewer, Hi mom!

So lets see where to start.. I last left you guys while in California, I was in pastry school (which I highly recommend even if you’re just a home baker). I have since moved back to FL but I am missing select parts of the California lifestyle. However, not missing the traffic out there! I am really happy to be back home and able to see my friends and family.

I cannot wait to start blogging again so I figured I would come back with a collective favorites post from the time I’ve been away. I mean who doesn’t like reading about favorite things (am I right ladies?!).

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  1. My beloved D&G number 6 L’Amourex Eau de Toilette: I cannot even begin where to start on this guy. If you like a more masculine but still sort of feminine smelling perfume this is for you! I don’t think that they actually sell this anymore but I did a quick google search and you can find it on ebay/amazon. It has top notes of juniper, pink pepper and bergamot. Heart notes of birch, cardamom, and orris. Base notes of woods and musk. DELICIOUS!
  2. Illume Anemone Rollerball: I got this demi perfume when kitson was closing all of the stores and it was literally the Last one of them. I seriously need to start looking for more of these. I just checked but the Illume website has a sale going on the eau de perfume. It has citrus and crisp apple notes. A very light fragrance but I’m telling you you will get a whiff of this through the day and it will just make you smile!
  3. St. Ives even and bright scrub: First of all this scrub is white with little pink scrubbing sugars in it. I mean how cute!! It smells soo yummy too like pink lemon & mandarin oranges! It also has done a really great job on making my skin nice and flake free all the while still being gentle.
  4. Ponds Nourishing moisturizer: This is literally the cheapest moisturizer EVER! And honestly I’m not sure if I’ve posted before how I wasn’t a fan of this but in California this wasn’t the best for my skin but using it in Florida its definitely working for me!
  5. Maybelline fit me concealer: This guy is the real MVP.. literally the best $6 I’ve ever spent. I cannot say enough about it! A great creamy, long wearing, non-creasing concealer.
  6. Pink eye shadow brush: I’m not totally sure about the brand of this brush but I got it in an Ipsy box and I have literally used it every single day since receiving the box!
  7. L.A. Girl pro concealer: This was another great $2.50 I spent on a contour concealer. Super blendable, obvs. affordable, tons of color options!
  8.  Budget planner and planner accessories: This planner is from michaels, it was about $3.50 they had a huge selection of them from wedding planning to fitness journals to meal planning. Perfect for your purse! Also I love pineapples/ flamingos/all things stationary.
  9. Lorac eyeshadow in Serenity: I also received this in a Sephora christmas box ( I think). It kinda just appeared in my makeup collection and I cant remember from where exactly. But I’ve been wearing it daily and it legit lasts all day long, super silky putting it on. Love love love it!

Be on the look out for my next coming posts. I want to start doing more recipes, pinterest fails and product reviews! Also, comment below for any suggestions.

Until next time.
xoxo,
B