I’m going to ask you to politely ignore the fact that this recipe calls for a pound of butter. Or get excited about it. Either way, positive vibes only. This election season has been extra tense and vitriolic, so we need to find goodness wherever we can. And brown butter makes pretty much everything better. Can I get an amen?
I’m not a purist when it comes to cakes (or a lot of things). I prefer dense and fudgy to light and fluffy. I’d take a pound cake over a chiffon cake any day! That said, this falls into the more-dense-than-a-birthday-cake category. If that’s not your style, use a different yellow cake recipe and brown the butter. Or slap this icing and ganache on a box mix cake and don’t tell anyone… I don’t care. I’m just here trying to Make America Cake Again.
(This cake was adapted from Magnolia Bakery’s vanilla birthday cake recipe.)