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Vanilla Cake with Creme Fraiche Frosting

Virginia Willis, our former test-kitchen director, often spent summers and holidays in Georgia with her grandmother, who shared this recipe.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 1999



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  • shecocao
    29 OCT, 2011
    I made this cake for a family barbecue and my mom cut a sliver and turned the cake around so that I wouldn't see it. I was mortified when I did. My dad, whose sweet tooth is the size of a T-Rex, asked me to make one just for him and everyone I passed commented on the cake, AND my sliver sneaking mom returned at 10pm, for another slice just to learn the cake plate was reduced to crumbs and she confessed to eating them. This is a great receive. It brings families together.
  • jordynnmackenzie
    25 JUN, 2010
    love this cake! I make it in a bundt pan and sprinkle icing sugar on top instead of icing.
  • RealRaspberries
    15 NOV, 2008
    This looks like the recipe my grandmother made during WW2 when rationing was a way of life. Simple and delicious! We come full circle.
  • dreamer23
    21 JUL, 2008
    this cake looks delicious
  • smisma
    22 DEC, 2007
    lovely and delicious!
  • jefflouie
    9 NOV, 2007
    I like this detail instrucions.

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