Warm Butter Cake a la Mastro’s and a Giveaway!

February 8, 2011

in American,Cakes,Recipes

Warm Butter Cake a la Mastro's

Today I have two very sweet treats for you. A mouth watering butter cake recipe and a chance to win a $50.00 gift card to a certain on-line shop.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you already know that I work at a certain place mentioned here and here.

This place is a pretty sweet place to work. It’s almost as sweet at this cake, recipe and they both have almost the same amount of caloric value, considering we get free sodas, catered lunches, and a freezer fully stocked with yummy ice cream!

Well, back in December I won a $50 Buy.com gift card during our Holiday party, but I was saving it for a special occasion.

Given the fact that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I thought one of you might enjoy it. We have tons of cookbooks, bakeware, and even a wine store. So, I thought this would be the perfect time for me to share the wealth with you.

If you’ve never had the opportunity or need to explore our site, here is your chance and at no cost! ;)

Warm Butter Cake

Warm Butter Cake with Raspberry Coulis

Warm Butter Cake a la Mastro’s

Makes 4 cakes

Cake Batter
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Layer

4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 egg, room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325.

Spray 4 mini springform pans with baking spray.

Prepare the cake batter

In a stand mixer cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar for 1-2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and beat on low for 20 seconds after each addition. Whisk flour and salt, then add to creamed mixture. Beat on low until just incorporated, making sure not to over beat.

Prepare the cream cheese layer

In a small bowl whip together cream cheese and granulated sugar until creamed, add egg and vanilla extract.

Pour cake batter into prepared springform pans then top with a layer of the cream cheese mixture. Bake for 60 – 75 minutes, or until tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cakes.

Cake can be made a day ahead. When ready to serve microwave until hot approx 1 minute on 80% power then with a kitchen blow torch brûlée the top and sides of the cake to caramelize the sugar crystals.

To serve this cake a la “Mastro’s”, top with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzle with raspberry coulis and top with a sprig of fresh mint.

Note: I chose to drizzle the cake with the raspberry coulis and then top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Warm Butter Cake

Warm Butter Cake a la Mastro's

Now for the Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed… the winner has be chosen.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit or shop at Buy.com, here’s your chance!

In order to be eligible to enter the contest:

  • Leave a comment on this post in which you mention what you would buy with your $50 Buy.com gift card.
  • You must have a US Mailing address since this is a US Buy.com gift card.
  • Don’t forget to leave me your email address in the comment form (it will not be published) so that I am able to contact you if you win.
  • For extra opportunities to win you can also do one or more of the following:

  • Follow @Buy_com on Twitter and leave me a comment saying you are a follower. If you are already a follower leave me a comment as well.
  • Become a Buy.com Fan on Facebook and leave me a comment saying you are a fan. If you are already a fan let me know in a separate comment as well.
  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a comment saying you tweeted.
  • Giveaway Details:

  • One (1) $50.00 USD Buy.com Gift Card
  • Deadline to enter: Friday February 11, 2011 11:59 PST
  • Winner announced: Saturday February 12, 2011
  • Good Luck Everyone!

    Warm Butter Cake a la Mastro's

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