Grown-up Birthday Cake


I had already started to make my mom's go-to birthday cake--a yellow cake made with white wine that she cribbed from the Chicago Tribune eons ago--when I realized I didn't have the 1 cup of vegetable oil the recipe called for. So, hello olive oil substitute! I did worry that it would overwhelm the delicate taste, but it actually turned out beautifully--richer than the veg oil version and very moist. - Midge

What you will need

2 1/2 cups AP flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

2 cups granulated sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup white wine

1 cup olive oil

7 ounces raspberry jam, preferably homemade, but I used Bonne Maman

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup confectioners sugar

1/2 cup Dutch processed cocoa

1/4 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla


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