Moist Butter Cake

    1 hour

    A tasty butter cake that is so simple and delicious. This easy cake is so versatile, you can make cupcakes, tiered wedding cakes, even shaped birthday cakes.

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    Serves: 20 

    • Cake
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 340g butter, softened
    • 1 1/2 cups (300g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 240ml buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • Icing
    • 110g butter
    • 230g cream cheese
    • 4 cups (500g) sifted icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon milk

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 


    1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Grease and flour 2 round 20cm cake tins.
    2. Sift the flour and salt together and set aside. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. Dissolve bicarb soda in buttermilk. Alternately add flour and buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour. Divide between the two tins.
    3. Bake for about 30 minutes or until skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool cake completely before icing.
    4. Icing

    5. Beat butter and cream cheese together. Gradually beat in icing sugar. Add milk until a icing consistency is formed; add more milk if necessary.

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    I made this cake for the drummer of a band that I enjoy who was quitting (to pursue the culinary arts, as I found out later). I tinted the frosting lavender and decorated it with some candied violets I had made previously. He loved it, and asked me out on a date. We now are married, and have two children. Just kidding. He really did like the cake, though.  -  12 Aug 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    WHOA, this cake was moist and VERY rich! It didn't come out at all the way I expected but no problem, it was TASTY! It isn't white, looks more like a yellow cake and not at all like the cake mix cakes. Maybe because of using baking soda instead of baking powder? Anyway, I frosted with Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate cocoa frosting. VERY tasty! Not sure why but it needed an additional ten minutes to problem, though.  -  03 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe was really quick and easy to make- I loved that aspect of it! The texture is smooth and the taste is buttery. I served it at a small dinner party, and everyone really enjoyed it. Be aware that it's VERY rich, though! So whether you'll like it or not depends on personal preference.  -  17 Aug 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)