Bonnie Butter Cake with French Silk Frosting

Angela (Grammy) Derby

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@Angela_Derby

One of my husband's favorite cakes is a butter cake with chocolate frosting. In fact, it's pretty much a favorite with just about everyone. I have to say, though, a yellow cake mix just doesn't have the same "pure" flavor that a homemade one does. So, when I make this, I always make it from scratch. This is one of the best and most flavorful butter cakes, and it's from my old Betty Crocker Cookbook.


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Method:

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Ingredients

CAKE INGREDIENTS:

2/3 c
butter, softened
1 3/4 c
sugar
3
eggs
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 3/4 c
all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1 1/4 c
whole milk

FRENCH SILK FROSTING:

2 2/3 c
confectioners' sugar
2/3 c
butter, softened
2 oz
melted unsweetened chocolate (cooled)
3/4 tsp
vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350' F. ease and flour baking pan, 13x9x2" or two 9" or three 8" round pans.
2
In large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Continue beating for 5 minutes on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
3
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl; add to butter mixture alternately with milk. Pour into pans.
4
Bake oblong for 45-50 minutes, layers 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.
5
Frost with French Silk Frosting or your favorite chocolate frosting recipe.
6
In small mixer bowl, blend sugar, butter, chocolate and vanilla on low speed. Gradually add milk; beat until smooth and fluffy. Makes enough frosting for two 9" layers or three 8" layers.

Variation: This cake is also delicious with a lemon frosting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American