Bonnie Butter Cake with French Silk Frosting

Angela (Grammy) Derby

By
@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:
Bake

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

Step-By-Step

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