Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bonnie Butter Cake

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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!

Ingredients:

2/3 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
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


Directions:

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)

This recipe may be linked to these food blog hops.


Blessings,

     Ellen

40 comments:

  1. This looks SO good! I love to bake, so I know I will be trying this one. I host a blog hop on Tuesdays called "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." You are more than welcome to link this post (or any other, for that matter!)up! :-) Hope you are having a great weekend. Many blessings, Lisa

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    1. Thanks for the invitation! I'll be joining up beginning this Tuesday!

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  2. Sounds amazing! I'm going to have to try this recipe, when I get better at baking, not sure I'm quite ready for cakes, but I'm going to save it.

    Awesome post! I wish you would make one for my birthday, even though you don't know me from "Adam", lol.

    Thanks,

    Sarah
    http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/

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  3. This cake looks really soft and fluffy - perfect for a birthday.

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  4. Beautiful looking cake
    Your story reminds me of my childhood (not so many years ago...) - my Mom used to make beautiful birthday cake

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  5. These look delicious! New GFC follower from the Things that make you say Mmm...hop. I co-host the Creative Corner Hop every Monday. Feel free to stop by and link up. It will be open all week.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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    1. Thanks for the invitation; I'm heading your way!

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  6. Beautiful and yummy,Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays :)

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  7. I LOVE the classic recipes from the older editions of the BC Cookbook! There's just something so... unpretentious (if you know what I mean?) about the dishes. Anyway. Thank you for sharing this; I need a good, standby cake recipe!

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  8. I think my grandma used to do a cake quite similar to this one frequently for family dinners. They were always amazing.. but then I think you can't really go wrong with older recipes.. they knew their stuff back then lol.

    This looks delish :)

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  9. Yum! Stopping by from the Creative Corner Blog hop. Your newest GFC follower.

    Holly
    http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  10. This looks very yummy! Thanks for sharing with us at Kids in the Kitchen linky: http://younglivingoillady.com/home/kids-in-the-kitchen-link-up-week-6/
    I bet this tastes really yummy, even for breakfast. Happy 16th bday-how special! Hope to see you again next week. :)

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  11. This looks so good! Thanks for linking it up on Totally Tasty Tuesdays :)

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  12. Nice recipe! I'll bet the butter gives this a wonderful flavour. Thanks for sharing it.

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  13. That looks so yummy! I love a good homemade cake. This looks delicious! Visiting from Adventurez in ChildRearing.

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  14. I just printed this out! I love a good butter cake!

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  15. I love that you used a recipe from an old cookbook. I love old cook books because the ingredients are simple and real. No margarine or low-fat products. I always look for old cook books at garage sales and used book stores.

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  16. This cake sounds awesome! I love basic cakes alone or with a little chocolate frosting. I will so be making this cake soon. I'd love for you to come share at my first linky party!

    http://whitelightsonwednesday.blogspot.com/2012/03/wednesday-whatsits-1-link-party.html

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  17. I found your blog on Made Famous By... This looks very yummy! :)

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  18. If I said it was my birthday would you please make me this cake? looks so good nice post andi

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  19. We would love to have you link up with us at Kids in the Kitchen linky every Tuesday. You can grab our button or simply link up. This week's link up is: http://ht.ly/9NRma
    Thank so much and I so enjoy your recipes each week. I can't wait to see what you have been cooking up and what you show us next time! Blessings!

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  20. You had me at butter! love it - gonna have to try it with my boys! thank you for joining us at Kids in the Kitchen - hope to see ya each week - we start on Tues. and stay open all week long for convenience :) thanks again!

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  21. I have never made a butter cake before. It looks soooo good!

    -Heather
    @ www.madde-famous-by.com

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  22. That looks like a wonderfully fluffy cake...I'd love it for my birthday too :)

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  23. Hmmm.... delicious! What a lucky sweet 16 you have!:)

    Hopping by and followed your twitter and G+.

    Got a meatless meal recipe? Add it in our new meatless meal blog hop/showcase at http://olahmomma.com/momlounge

    See ya there! Have a great day:)

    The Quiet Mom at http://olahmomma.com

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  24. Thanks for sharing at the Creative Corner Hop.

    The Things We Find Pinteresting Thursday" is up and running if you would like to link up your favorite pins.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  25. I love cake too!!! This looks so good.

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  26. I have been wanting a recipe for a good white cake. Will give this a try. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Barb

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  27. NOTHING like a classic, homemade cake - especially a Betty Crocker recipe. I love getting back in touch with these good old-fashioned recipes and reconnecting with the times. Instant cake mix and such made life easier, but I think we've swung too far in one direction. More and more people are getting back to basics and I love it!

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  28. I only have a couple of cakes under my belt, this cake looks really moist just like I like them. Hey, you got Milk?

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  29. Looks so good. Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish.

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  30. For me it was always Cherry Madeira Cake.

    Thanks for sharing this at Cookbook Sundays.

    Sue :-)

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  31. That is the same tradition that I am doing with my kids - I ask them what they want for dinner and for their cake :) This cake looks unbelievably good :)

    Thank you for linking up at Twisted Thursday. I stumbled and pinned your recipe!

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  32. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  33. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Looks fantastic

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  34. This looks divine! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  35. These look yummy. Just found your blog its so fun.. Come and check out my blog


    www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

    Have a great day

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  36. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/03/seafood-crab-salad-show-your-stuff-17.html

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