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Old Fashioned Butter Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword old-fashioned-butter-cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 [9"]]rounds [1] 13 x 9-inch or 24-36 cupcakes
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup softened butter [2 1/2 sticks]
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk or whole milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 3 [9] inch round cake pans or spray with baking spray. [i.e. Bakers Joy]
  • Sift together the all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside. 
  • Using an electric mixer, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, vanilla and almond extract. Beat with a mixer for around 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl periodically so all ingredients will combine.
  • Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk. Beat on medium speed until all has been incorporated, then increase the speed of the mixer and beat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Divide evenly between the prepared pans. Bounce the pans on the counter a couple of times to settle the batter and release air bubbles.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes back clean.
  • Cool in the pan on a baking rack. After cooled frost as desired.