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Simple White Cake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This simple white cake recipe can become one that you keep in your recipe box. It is made with simple ingredients and is a 9 inch square cake. You can serve it plain or with frosting and garnish with any fruits or serve with ice cream.

Ingredients

Makes (1) 9x9 inch cake

Simple White Cake
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk

Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch salt
1-2 Tablespoons of milk or cream

Garnish *Optional
A can or jar of Cherry Pie Filling

Directions

Cake

Preheat oven to 350F.

Grease a 9x9 inch cake pan with butter, dust with flour and set aside.

In a medium bowl,using an electric mixer, cream together the sugar and butter.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.

In a measuring cup, combine the flour and baking powder together.

Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix well.

Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth.

Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Place into the preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until

a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and place onto a cooling rack.

Buttercream Frosting

Place softened butter into the bowl and use an electric mixer to beat for about 3 minutes, until the butter is smooth and has lightened in color.

Mix in the confectioner’s sugar, 1/2 cup at a time.

After each cup has been added, turn the mixer onto the highest speed setting and beat for about 30 seconds. This will help to lighten the color closer to white.

Add the vanilla and salt and combine until well-incorporated.

Add the milk, or cream a little at a time until the frosting has reached the preferred consistency.

For a firmer frosting, you may need more confectioners’ sugar, for a runnier frosting, you may want to add more milk.

Optional* When you serve the the cake, drizzle some cherry

juice and put a spoonful of cherry pie filling onto each piece.

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