Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Super Moist Yellow Butter Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

We recently celebrated my daughters birthday.  She always wants a homemade cake from mom.

So this years cake is a Yellow Butter Cake with
Pink & Yellow Layers (her favorite colors)

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Cream butter then gradually add sugar, beating well .
  •  Add eggs, beating well after each addition: this mix should be fluffy yellow.
  •  In another bowl, combine the flour and baking powder: Then add mix to the creamed mixture ( above) alternating with milk, beginning and ending with the flour mix. Mix well.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Divide mixture into 2 bowls 
  •  (I added a couple of drops of pink and yellow food coloring till desired colors were achieved)
  •  Pour batter into 2 greased/floured 9" pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center come out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes then remove layers from pans and cool completely

Super moist and simply melted in your mouth.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


  • 2 cup butter, softened
  • 7 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoon milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a bowl combine butter, sugar and salt. Beat till blended.
  • Add the milk and vanilla and beat for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy.

My 2 year old had to taste test the middle layer of pink icing.
I caught him pink fingered, lol.

It was delicious.


(This recipe is adapted from an old Southern Living recipe-year unknown)


  1. Who needs cake when you have butter cream frosting? But the cake looks good too!

  2. Oh, my gosh, too beautiful! What a special birthday cake! ♥ Sharing on Google+! #TreasureBoxTuesday

  3. Such a pretty cake...thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  4. Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I always look forward to seeing what you'll share each week. :-) http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/04/try-new-recipe-tuesday-april-29.html

  5. Happy quite belated birthday to your daughter. What a gorgeous cake. I stopped by from the Try a New Recipe Tuesday link up.
    Would love for you to stop by and share on my weekly recipe linky, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen.
    Have a great weekend

  6. Angel, this is absolutely beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/05/try-new-recipe-tuesday-may-27.html