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Becky's Butter Cake

Becky's Butter Cake

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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25 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 10 min
Total Time
15
servings

Ingredients

Cake

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 extract

1 cup milk

Frosting

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

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Decorator sprinkles, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Place sugar and 1 cup butter in another bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Contiinue beating, adding 2 eggs at a time, until well mixed. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with 1 cup milk, beating at low speed after each addition.

  4. STEP 4

    Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    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.

Tip #1

- Add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional milk to frosting for desired spreading consistency.

Tip #2

- This cake is very versatile. Frost the cake or, leave unfrosted and top each serving with sliced strawberries and whipped cream.

Nutrition (1 serving)

490 Calories
20 Fat (g)
105 Cholesterol (mg)
320 Sodium (mg)
74 Carbohydrates (g)
<1 Dietary Fiber
5 Protein (g)
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