Make this easy buttercream frosting to use for some many traditional German cakes such as this Pineapple Buttercream Torte. This easy cake recipe comes from Karin Baker. She posted this on my Facebook page and I just had to make it. I had no idea how to make buttercream, but Karin's easy frosting recipe is one I'll use over and over.
There are many variations ... first, I'll pass on her Pineapple Cake Recipe.
Easy Buttercream Frosting:
Easy Buttercream Frosting:
What you see above, is my first attempt at following Karin's recipe. Looks pretty good, doesn't it. :-) Hubby loves it. Hubby wants me to make it more often.
I forgot to add the pineapple (oops), because I was in such a hurry to serve this. So, mine's a Vanilla Buttercream Torte! LOL
Here's the yummy photo Karin posted onto my Facebook page.
I just had to make it.
I just had to post it onto this website.
Thankfully, Karin gave me permission to do so!
Mine, above, sure looks different. Not quite as pretty, but it was my first attempt. Having forgotten the pineapple, mine really became a Vanilla Buttercream Torte.
Not having oatmeal to toast, I used sliced almonds instead.
The result? A wunderbar recipe I'll be making frequently. I can almost taste this already ... using chocolate pudding ... adding other fruits ... adding flavorings, ... adding lemon zest ... etc.
Will need to get onto that treadmill just a bit more often, that's for sure.
For the best possible taste, do serve this torte at room temperature. It needs to be stored in the fridge to keep, but letting it warm for several hours to room temperature will bring out the wonderful flavors.
It tastes great right from the fridge (hubby attests to that), but for the very best flavor, take it out earlier. :-)
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Pineapple Torte with Easy Buttercream Frosting
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