Old Fashioned Butter Cake
Kitchen Corner
April 26, 2022

Old Fashioned Butter Cake

You will need:

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

1 1/ 4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/ 2 cup butter, softened

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs


Preheat oven to 350. 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 chocolate frosting recipe attached.

“Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Frosting

1 stick (1/ 2 cup) butter or margarine

2/ 3 cup cocoa

3 cups icing sugar

1/ 3 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. Makes about 2 cups frosting.