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Old Fashioned Butter Cake Recipe

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 layers
Calories 1807kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ¼ cup softened butter [2 ½ sticks]
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ 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.


  • Three 9"rounds
  • One 13 x 9-inch sheet cake
  • 24-36 cupcakes


Serving: 1layer | Calories: 1807kcal | Carbohydrates: 234g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 87g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 257mg | Sodium: 1557mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 138g | Vitamin A: 3876IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 352mg | Iron: 5mg