This Old Fashioned Butter Cake is the basis of so many special occasion cakes. Once the layers are baked this versatile cake can be filled with jam and topped with whipped cream and fresh berries, turned into strawberry shortcake or iced with your favorite flavor of frosting for your next birthday party. It’s the one cake flavor besides chocolate that people search for the most when an occasion arises that warrants a celebration.
Through the years, I’ve heard yellow cakes called by various names such as old fashioned butter cake, plain cake, vanilla cake, yellow cake and 1-2-3-4 cake. They’re all slight variations of the same cake and it’s the one cake recipe that everyone needs in their dessert recipe file. Frost it with your favorite icing flavor and this cake is ready to get the party started. I really love this 7 Minute Frosting from Land-O-Lakes.
My personal favorite butter cake uses a combination of all-purpose flour and cake flour for just the right texture. Not too crumbly, not too dense. This cake can be frosted with any flavor icing you like. You can also make this cake up to 2 days in advance and store tightly wrapped in the refrigerator before frosting. But, who would want to? I say bake it, frost it, then devour it!
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