What are your cherished birthday memories growing up? Mine is the CAKE! Mom would make whatever we wanted for dinner on our birthday. I always asked for (and received) homemade spaghetti sauce and Bonnie Butter Cake, but... not at the same time! To this day.... many, many years later... I still make this cake for my birthday! If my family is lucky, I'll make it on theirs, too!
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1) Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour (or PAM) baking pan, 13x9x2 or two 9-inch or three 8-inch round layer pans.
2) In large mixer bowl, mix butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until fluffy. Beat 5 minutes on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
3) On low speed, mix in flour, baking powder, and salt alternately with milk.
4) Pour into pans.
5) Bake oblong 45-50 minutes, layers 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.
6) Frost cake.
Note: I make homemade frosting using softened butter, 10x sugar, vanilla, and milk. Vanilla Butter Frosting Recipe coming next week!
My youngest son's 16th birthday!
He must have been really good to get this treat!
Recipe from: Betty Crocker Cookbook (1969)
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