This is the type of cake your grandparents would have served guests when they came over for dinner and a game of cribbage. So I decided to make one for when we had company! I was told it was the freshest tasting cake they have ever tasted! The frosting recipe is one of my favorites. It is a recipe that was introduced to my great-nana by her day help. No lie, every homemade birthday cake that I can remember has used this recipe for the frosting!
Though be careful, cake pans are known to bite when you aren’t looking!
RECIPE: Old Fashion Butter Cake
Makes a two layer Cake
Oven set to 375
Scale & Bowl
2 Round Cake Pans
12 oz Butter
13 oz Sugar
2/3 teaspoon Salt
7.5 oz Eggs
15 oz Flour
3 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
15 oz Milk
0.25 oz Vanilla Extract
1 cup Milk
5 Tablespoons Flour
1 cup White Sugar
1 cup Crisco
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
1) In the mixer, cream together the sugar, butter, and salt until fluffy.
2) Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
3) Combine the flour and baking powder. Slowly add into the mixer, alternating with the milk until a nice batter is formed.
4) Grease and flour your cake pans, before filling with the batter.
5) Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
6) Flip the cakes onto cooling racks, and let cool. This is when the cake pan bite me, so be sure to watch yourself! (See my Instagram feed for a picture of that soon to be scar!)
7) When the cake is cooling, begin heating the milk for the frosting in a sauce pan.
8) Slowly whisk in the flour, continuing to whisk continuously as the mixture thickens to prevent clumps from forming.
9) Let the milk mixture cool.
10) In the cleaned mixer, add the sugar, Crisco, vanilla, and salt.
11) Pour in the cooled milk mixture and begin beating on level 8 for 5 to 8 minutes.
12) Place a large layer of frosting on top of the first cake, and then place the second cake gently on top.
13) Frost the top of the cake and the sides with a hearty portion of frosting. There should be just enough frosting for this cake.
14) If desired, this frosting goes really well with coconut, which you can sprinkle on top.
15) Slice and serve. If there is leftover cake, it will keep for longer than you think.
Our cake lasted five days of sharing slices after dinner, and the frosting was still soft and delicious.