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Grandma's Vintage Butter Cake Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 1/4 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1.5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350˚F.

    Grease two 8 inch x 2 inch baking pans (lining with parchment paper is recommended).

    In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

    Add butter, whole milk, and vanilla.

    Using a hand mixer, beat for 2 - 3 minutes, be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

    Add eggs and beat for 1 - 2 minutes more.

    Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing equally between the pans.

    Bake 30 to 35 minutes

    Test for doneness with a toothpick inserted in the middle, if it comes out clean, it's done.

    Remove from oven.

    Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 - 15 minutes

    Remove the cakes from the pans and continue cooling on racks, completely.

    Once cakes are completely cooled, frost with homemade chocolate frosting; or the frosting of your choice.

    Makes 2 single layer or one double layer cake.