Friday, April 26, 2013

Diane's Butter Cake

I just made this cake for the first time this week and it is unbelieveably delicious! My Grandmom makes this cake and has always told me how simple and good it is and I had been meaning to get her recipe for some time. Finally, fate intervened :) Just she and I had dinner together last week and we got to talking about cooking and baking (per our usual) and we pulled out her old recipe books (one of my favorite things to do)... it just so happened that she actually had a few copies of this recipe and gave me one!

Now, I want to pass on something that she said to me... while the cake part needs all of the ingredients listed in those specific measurements, the ingredients and said measurements for the icing can be altered to your personal taste (for example: I added a little more milk and butter and I think I used less powdered sugar than she recommended).

recipe from my Grandmom's kitchen

For the cake:


3 cups flour
1/2 lb butter (softened)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans (I used a bundt pan because I can't seem to find my cake pans!). Mix sugar and butter together until creamy. Slowly add the flour and baking powder, mixing well. Add one egg at a time, alternating with the milk, and then add the vanilla. Mix well. Bake for 45 minutes. *

*I had to leave mine in for an additional 5-6 minutes because I used a bundt pan... so after about 40 minutes, I turned the oven down to 350 degrees so that I wouldn't burn the cake.

For the icing:


1 box confectioner's sugar
1 stick butter (softened)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk


Combine sugar and butter in large bowl and mix, adding milk as necessary. Add vanilla and mix until smooth.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! If you have any questions, feel free to email me :)




  1. Oh yum!!!! I need to learn how to bake!

    1. You do need to start baking!! Let me know how it goes :)

  2. Love baking at home recipe looks simple enough definitely going to try this!

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