I found the recipe for grown-up birthdaycake on the Food52 website. This is probably the easiest cake that I have ever made and one of the most delicious. The cake is so incredibly moist and tasty. The butter wasn't melted enough when I made the frosting, hence the little butter bumps, but the taste made up for it.
2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. baking soda
2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup white wine
1 cup olive oil
Preheat oven to 350. Really butter two 9 inch cake pans and line the bottom with parchment paper.
Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda.
In a mixer, mix together the eggs and sugar until thoroughly blended. Slowly add in the vanilla, wine and olive oil.
Add the flour mixture, one cup at a time, until thoroughly combined. Don't over mix.
Pour equally into the baking pans, bake for about 25 minutes or until done. Let this cool completely before taking out of the pan.
Chocolate Buttercream Icing
1 cup unsalted butter, totally soft
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup dutch processed cocoa
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tsp. vanilla
Blend the butter and sugar. Add the cocoa. Slowly pour in the milk and vanilla while mixing until it begins to look like frosting. Whip it up until it is really the right consistency.
A total winner.