Homestyle Buttermilk Cake


Homestyle Buttermilk Cake

Homestyle Buttermilk Cake
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Bake up a tried-and-true favorite with our recipe for Homestyle Buttermilk Cake. This cake will remind you of all the times grandma would call you to the table and have a large slice and a glass of milk waiting for you. It's such a classic! 

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 stick (3/4 cup) butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time; mix well.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly beat flour mixture and buttermilk into butter mixture, alternating until thoroughly combined. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter evenly into baking dish.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; let cool.
  5. To make the Frosting, in a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Spread frosting over cake.


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 15

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 464
  • Calories from Fat 161
  • Total Fat 18g 27 %
  • Saturated Fat 11g 54 %
  • Trans Fat 0.6g 0 %
  • Protein 5.5g 11 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 93mg 31 %
  • Sodium 355mg 15 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 73g 24 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.6g 7 %
  • Sugars 51g 0 %

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made the cake and took it to the senior citizens lunch they gobbled it up and loved it many remembered the goodness and old fashioned flavor thank you


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Very nice batter. Cake rose beautifully. Way too dense and VERY DRY! The frosting was not that great either. Will not make again!

Hi there! This cake is a dense kind of cake, similar to the old-fashioned kind that your grandma might have made. Thanks!

Not a big fan of Buttermilk Can I use Regular milk instead or will it not work?

Hi there! Yes, you can substitute 1 cup regular milk for 1 cup buttermilk in this recipe. Enjoy!

Made this as directed has a real good flavor but mine was very dry not sur what happened.

This buttermilk cake is a dense cake like a pound cake and not like a regular box cake so it could be a little drier. We recommend making sure not to overcook it, and try baking for 5 minutes less. Let us know how this turns out for you, we would love to hear back!

Made this today and brought to my rosemaling class. A bunch of nice but opinionated women. They ALL loved it. Will make again.

Good recipe with old fashioned flavor.. A keeper

It's yummy!

nasreenbd630011...If this cake is "yummy" why did you give it only one star????


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