7 ounces butter, softened, plus more for greasing
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
Seeds from 1 vanilla pod or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
For the buttercream:
3 1/2 sticks or 28 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
Seeds from 1/2 vanilla pod or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
7 cups powdered sugar
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup liquid glucose, available in specialty baking stores
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate shavings, optional
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