Posted on August 14, 2014

A Beautiful New Boudoir and Office Space, Plus Meyer Lemon Iced Raspberry Yogurt Cake

Design & Décor

Last week, Rach Parcell gave us a glimpse into her new boudoir/office space.  Knowing it would be breathtakingly beautiful, I awaited the unveiling on Monday… and it did not disappoint.

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perfume-holder-tray

center-island-dream-closet

valentino-fashion-book
pink-fringe-chanderlier

valentino-red-bow-heels

I’m particularly smitten with the leopard print rug, pink, white laquer desk, and chair {the fabric gives texture and pairs perfectly with the desk}.

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gold-bernhardt-desk

fashion-books-in-office

dream-shoe-closet

closet-bag-storage

Also smitten with her shoe collection, non?

Meyer Lemon Iced Raspberry Yogurt Cake
This recipe is the perfect complement to a late summer soiree or anytime.  I loved the creaminess and blend of lemon & raspberries.

meyer lemon iced raspberry yogurt cake
for the cake:
9 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, separated
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen

for the buttercream:
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
zest & juice of 2 meyer lemons 
pinch of salt
4 cups powdered sugar
  1. to make the cake, preheat your oven to 320F. grease and line four 6″ cake pans or two 8″ or 9″ cake pans with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing after each addition. 
  3. add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and mix until mostly combined. add the yogurt and mix until combined. 
  4. beat the egg whites to medium peaks and fold into the cake batter. fold in the raspberries.
  5. divide the batter evenly between the pans and bake 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. 
  6. let the cakes cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before turning them out onto a wire rack to cool completely before icing.
  7. to make the buttercream, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. add the lemon zest and juice and salt and mix until combined. slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until combined. mix on medium speed for a couple minutes until light and fluffy. if your buttercream is softer than you’d like, you can either add more sugar or chill it for 30 minutes.
  8. to make a four layer cake, slice each cake layer in half. spread with buttercream and top with another cake layer. continue until all layers are used. spread the cake with remaining buttercream. store finished cake in the refrigerator.
makes four 6″ layers (two, two layer 6″ cakes) or two 8″ or 9″ layers

Photos via Pink Peonies, and recipe via here.

xx,

B

If you would like help in creating a home you love, please contact me at Brenda@atelierdhautedesign.com


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1 Comment

  • Reply VM Creation Atelier August 14, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Woooooow…..
    I am speechless,really!!!
    Stunning combination leopard print and white table desk and those shoes closet broken my heart….
    THANKYOU so so much dear for always delicious recipes here:)))
    Hugs to you,
    V.

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