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Butter Cake with Chocolate Icing Recipe

Make this once and this butter cake becomes the recipe your family will request time and time again! The deep rich chocolate icing is the perfect compliment for the moist yellow cake. Serve for special occasions or as an everyday treat.
Makes: About 10-12 servings.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 325ºF. Spray cake pans with baking spray.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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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1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter (, room temperature)

granulated sugar

2 1/4 cups granulated sugar


5 eggs

all-purpose flour

3 cups all-purpose flour

baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking powder


1/4 teaspoon salt


3/4 cup milk




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Butter Cake with Chocolate Icing is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Today was the first cake I ever made that wasn't from a box. This recipe was fairly easy. I'm a newbie but there are definitely changes I would make if I made the cake again. First I would have to try another flavor besides the almond it is over powering the vanilla its the only thing I taste and maybe a little more sugar. Could anyone tell me how it would change the cake if I only added four eggs instead of five? Or how to add more moisture to this cake. Wasn't bad but if I could get it more like the texture of a box cake I would be happier.
Date published: 2013-05-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is the second time I have tried this recipe and I think it's the worst recipe I've ever had the misfortune to run across. The batter does not rise, it smells like pure egg (other recipes I've seen don't call for anywhere near the amount of egg as this one does) I was making this for a show and wanted a dense cake for the base of a 4-tier cake to hold up. I've made over 200 flowers, jewelry, etc. and now I won't be able to show because I've put too much money into this mess. I wish I had used box cake mix instead.
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was SO good ! My Family Loved this recipe! I will be using this recipe again and again! It was very easy to make and tasted Wonderful! My Husband said this was the best recipe yet, that I've tried!!!! The Buttercream icing tasted great and was smooth, I really loved the look of my cake.Thank you!
Date published: 2013-03-14
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