This easy-to-prepare yellow cake recipe with buttercream frosting will be welcome at any birthday celebration. It's the perfect cake to eat with ice cream.
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3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
6 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round baking pans. Set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in bowl. Set aside.
Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar and 3/4 cup butter in another bowl at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 1 tablespoon vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating at low speed after each addition just until mixed.
Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Place onto cooling racks; cool 10 minutes. Loosen cake by running knife around inside edge of pans. Carefully remove cake from pans; cool completely.
Beat 3/4 cup butter in bowl at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt alternately with whipping cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Place 1 cake layer on serving plate, bottom-side up; frost top. Place remaining cake layer over frosting, bottom-side down; frost top and sides of cake. Decorate as desired.
This cake lends itself really well to other types of frostings. Here are a few to try from our Frosting Recipe Collection.
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