Hola everybody! A simple yet indulgent afternoon tea cake for you guys today. This cake is really great for using up leftover buttermilk from that time you went to the supermarket, saw it, adamant to make buttermilk pancakes but oddly never got round to it.. Or maybe when you intended to make the juiciest fried chicken imaginable but simply ordered take out instead, because who really has time to let chicken marinade in buttermilk? Or maybe it was from that time you picked up buttermilk by accident when reaching for the double cream to drown your sorrows in? Either way, by accident or intention, this buttermilk cake is your friend. If you don’t have any spare buttermilk lying around, it’s a pretty good excuse to go and pick some up to be honest.
If you’re sat there wondering what the heck buttermilk even is, then I really urge you to have a look for it in the supermarket! Most places stock it these days but if they don’t, apparently, according to the internet, the same amount of milk with a teaspoon of lemon juice mixed together and sat on the counter for five minutes also works. I have yet to try the faux buttermilk option, but I will update you whenever I do 🙂