Butter Cake

100 year old cake recipe

Butter Cake

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  • Old Fashioned Butter Cake

  • (from Reeni's Cinnamon Girl blog)

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour, sifted

  • cup sugar

  • 1

    tablespoon baking powder

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • ½

    cup butter, softened

  • 1

    cup milk

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2


  • "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting

  • 1

    stick (½ cup) butter or margarine

  • cup Hershey's cocoa

  • 3

    cups powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)

  • cup milk (plus an additional few drops to make a nice consistency)

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting


Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease and flour two 8 inch x 2 inch baking pans and set aside. In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add butter, milk, and vanilla. With a hand mixer, beat for 2 minutes, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and beat for 2 minutes more. Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing equally between the pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes and then turn cakes out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Frost with your favorite frosting. I used my favorite chocolate frosting, the one on the back of the Hersey's cocoa can.


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