Butter cake recipe reminiscent of the 1-2-3-4 cake that Grandma may have baked. The numbers refer to ingredient amounts.
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3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
Decorator sprinkles, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl. Set aside.
Place sugar and 1 cup butter in another bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Add eggs, 2 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with 1 cup milk, beating at low speed after each addition.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
Place 1/2 cup butter and cooled chocolate in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, alternately with 1/4 cup milk and 2 teaspoons vanilla and scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed. Frost cooled cake. Sprinkle with decorator sprinkles, if desired.
- Add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional milk to frosting for desired spreading consistency.
- This cake is very versatile. Frost the cake or, leave unfrosted and top each serving with sliced strawberries and whipped cream.
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This is a really great cake. Easy to make and I had all the ingredients on hand!
It says bake for 45 to 55 minutes that is to long if i left it it would have burned. So i baked it for less. It still came out moist and delicious.
Instead for using two cups of sugar i used 1 and a 1/2 cups still came out good.
I made this cake and it turned out perfect! I used 3 "9 round pans and made three layer cake! It wss delicious to me but my son "13", said it tastes like cream cheese. I'll take that as a compliment. 😍
Used 3 "9 round pans, baked 325 degrees (I have an electric stove), and baked 27 min.
Rename to Becky's Pound Cake. 45-55 minute bake time too long Very dry
Followed recipe exactly Suggestion: Aerate cake after baking and pour something wet over the top to moisten before frosting
I made this recipe for V-day used a heart shaped pan but the dimensions were the same and everything was the same except I cooked it for 35 minutes at 350 and it tasted fine any longer and it would have been dry.
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