Old Fashioned Butter Cake

by 247tasty

A traditional, old-fashioned cake that has been the crowd favorite for a long time. It’s fluffy, rich, buttery, and it’s all that we’re looking for a nice slice of cake. Butter cake is like a black canvas, you can freely dress it up with your favorite frosting, maybe a simple whipped cream, fresh strawberries, or any of your favorite fruit preserves. And this cake is super easy to put together too, and if you noticed, it only calls for basic ingredients; flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, milk, vanilla extract, and eggs. Easy peasy, right? Try it with buttercream frosting, I promise you’ll love it! Or enjoy it plain with a freshly brewed coffee for an afternoon snack.


2 cups of all-purpose flour, sifted
1 1/4 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of butter, softened
1 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 eggs

How to make Old Fashioned Butter Cake

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F. Then, grease and flour a two 8 x 2-inch baking pans. Set aside.

Step 2: Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3: Stir in the butter, milk, and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer for 2 minutes while occasionally scraping the sides of the bowl.

Step 4: Then, add in the eggs and beat for another 2 minutes.

Step 5: Divide and pour the batter equally into the greased and floured pans.

Step 6: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle and when it comes out clean the cakes are done.

Step 7: Remove from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, carefully turn the cakes out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.

Step 8: Before serving, frost the cakes with your favorite frosting. Enjoy!

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