Butter Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter , room temperature
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
About 10-12 servings.
Preheat oven to 325ºF. Spray cake pans with baking spray.
In mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla and almond flavor. Mix flour with baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, starting with the flour. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans. Loosen sides and remove. Cool completely before icing.
Level cakes if necessary. Spread a small amount of icing on bottom layer. Top with second layer and ice entire cake.
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