Rich Butter Cake

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Vseward Chef-V

Everyone has their favorite butter cake recipe. This one is mine. Found it in old recipe file that belonged to my mother-in-law.

Top Review by CoffeeB

This cake got really great reviews from DS for his birthday cake of choice. As well as from the guests. Wonderfully moist and I love the taste of the vanilla which really comes thru nicely. Thanks for posting a winner birthday cake recipe that will most definitely be made for other's.~

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Beat sugar and 1 cup butter in large bowl at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Add eggs, two at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture alternately with 1 cup milk, beating well after each addition.
  3. Pour batter into greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, beat 1/2 cup butter and cooled chocolate in large bowl 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.
  5. TIP: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional milk to frosting for desired spreading consistency.
  6. TIP: This cake is very versatile. Frost the cake or, leave unfrosted and top each serving with sliced strawberries and whipped cream.

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