Becky's Butter Cake

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Dessert/Topping Dairy 15-30 min 8+


Becky's Butter Cake


Butter cake recipe reminiscent of the 1-2-3-4 cake that Grandma may have baked. The numbers refer to ingredient amounts.

©2004 Land O'Lakes, Inc.



  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup milk


  • 1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
  • 3 (1-oz.) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Decorator sprinkles, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

Beat sugar and 1 cup Land O' Lakes® 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.

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.

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.

TIP: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional milk to frosting for desired spreading consistency.

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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