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Old Fashioned Butter Cake Recipe

    ONE HUNDRED YEAR OLD BUTTER CAKE RECIPE ! VINTAGE CAN TASTE SOOOOO SWEET ! AND SO MOIST !

    This beautiful cake recipe is a 100 year old treasure and a keeper! This recipe was discovered in an old McCall’s cookbook published in 1910, and you will fall in love with this fluffy, moist, easy-to-prepare cake.

    INGREDIENTS:
    2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
    1 1/4 cup sugar
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1 cup milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 eggs

    DIRECTIONS:

    • Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease and flour two 8 inch x 2 inch baking pans and set aside.
    • In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
    • Add butter, milk, and vanilla. With a hand mixer, beat for 2 minutes, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl.
    • Add eggs and beat for 2 minutes more.
    • Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing equally between the pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven.
    • Cool in the pans for 10 minutes and then turn cakes out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
    • Frost with your favorite frosting. I used my favorite chocolate frosting, the one on the back of the Hersey’s cocoa can.

    “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Frosting

    1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
    2/3 cup Hershey’s cocoa
    3 cups powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
    1/3 cup milk (plus an additional few drops to make a nice consistency)
    1 teaspoon vanilla

    Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.