Becky's Butter Cake

Butter Cake Recipes
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17 Reviews
Butter cake recipe reminiscent of the 1-2-3-4 cake that Grandma may have baked. The numbers refer to ingredient amounts.
25 min
Prep Time
2:10
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
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
Decorator sprinkles, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  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.

Recipe Tips

- 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.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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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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It had a decadent buttery texture; one that is reminiscent of sweet aromas in the kitchen. Love it, thanks for sharing. Dense and moist, voila!

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It was moist and came out well, but it lacked flavor. I didn't taste anything but sugar really.

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The cake was good but a little to much sugar for my taste. Next time I will use only a cup and a half.

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The chocolate frosting is the color of milk chcolate and is not real dark in color. The butter is softened and mixed with cooled melted chocolate. Then you add powdered sugar and beat it until well mixed. It should not have a grainy texture if powdered sugar is used.

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Hi, I've already tried the recipe. However, I had a problem preparing the frosting. Does it need to be heated? because mine has undissolved sugars and it was not as dark in colour as yours. What is the problem here, may I ask? Because I've added more chocolate than needed actually. But it still does not achieve the dark colour of the frosting.

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Cindy
The chocolate frosting is the color of milk chcolate and is not real dark in color. The butter is softened and mixed with cooled melted chocolate. Then you add powdered sugar and beat it until well mixed. It should not have a grainy texture if powdered sugar is used.
Posted December 31, 2012

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I love this recipe. definitely the best butter cake recipe I've ever tried. and definitely better than cake mix.

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moist delisous and tste great

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I really like this recipe! I used it for my Marble Cupcakes and they turned out wonderful! They tasted like heaven!<3 I'm planning to bring it to a Spanish party tomorrow at school! :)

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It is nice and moist. Thick so good for heavy decorating

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this cake is moist and delicious!

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No, this was an easy recipe and very good, moist and full of flavor.

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I liked this cake, however I like my cake to be a bit more light in texture. I think I will try something else next time.

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I made this last night for my daughters b-day. I made a strawberry shortcake with whipcream icing.. it turned out wonderful!!!

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This is one of my favorite butter cake recipes! I love it and crave it. I frost it with the luscious buttercream frosting on this site. Sooooo yummy!

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Great Recipe, just not as moist as I had hoped for. Great for a strawberry shortcake.

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I made this recipe a little over a year ago, and I simply loved it. Today is my grandaughters birthday and I want her to enjoy this cake with the family. This cake is delicious!

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This is a quick, easy recipe and oh my it is delicious. My son asks for this cake every year for his birthday and I have given the recipe to him so he can make this cake anytime he likes. And it is great with your favorite chocolate frosting and oh yes a scoop of vanilla ice cream it the best!!

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