Rose Levy Beranbaum's White Velvet Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache is the perfect blend of two classics.
The perfect vanilla cake is an elusive thing, non? More often than not it's too crumbly, too bland, too heavy, too never-as-good-as-chocolate. I know a lot of people resort to box mixes for vanilla cakes (a controversial topic, no doubt), but I have kept searching. And alas, all the hard work (that should probably now be transfered to the gym) has paid off. Because this cake is it: the absolute perfect vanilla cake.
But the credit for this masterpiece goes to my mom. I gave her my copy of RLB's Heavenly Cakes, with several of my must-try recipes tagged, and let her choose one to make for my birthday. She chose wisely. Thanks, Mom!
If you haven't picked up a copy of RLB's Heavenly Cakes, please do. It's so amazing.