4 - H Butter Cake

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30-40 minutes Easy - for beginners Serves: 10-12



  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 1/8 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 c all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 for shiny pan or 325 for glass and dark pans. Grease one 9X9X2 square pan or two 8-inch layer pans. Cream together butter and sugar at medium speed. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add salt and baking powder. Reduce mixer speed to low. Mix in flour and milk. Mix just long enough to make the batter smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared pan(s). Bake 30-35 minutes if using layer pans or 35-40 minutes if using square pan. Test for doneness by lightly touching the middle of the cake. If no imprint remains the cake is done. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes. Loosen edges with a spatula and turn the cake out onto a wire cooling rack. As soon as cake is cool, it may be frosted.



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