Basic Buttermilk Cake

Basic Buttermilk Cake Recipe

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Diane Hughes


This cake is one my Grandmother Winnie Aaron gave me. She said you CAN'T use the mixer. This one has to beaten with a WOODEN SPOON. She said it makes a difference in the crumb.. I don't know, I've just always made it like she showed me. This one is the one she baked for her coconut filling and boiled chocolate frosting. Grandma passed in 1984 at the age of 84 years. She gave birth to 16 children and was active up untill just a few months before she died. She was fiesty and could be mean sometimes.. LOL


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  • 3 c
    plain flour
  • 2 1/4 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    each- baking powder, salt, baking soda
  • 3 large
  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    melted butter, cooled

How to Make Basic Buttermilk Cake


  1. Mix first 5 ingredients and set aside.
  2. Beat the egg, milk, and vanilla. Add butter. Add flour mixture and Beat with a wooden spoon till almost smooth.
  3. Bake at 350* for 30 min. In 2 9in. round greased and floured layer pans.

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About Basic Buttermilk Cake

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

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