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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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