WATCH: How To Make A Butter Cake

This rich, buttery cake is drizzled with an easy-to-make glaze infused with lemon zest.

 

 

You can't go wrong with a butter cake! This classic butter cake made from butter, sugar, eggs, and flour creates a rich and moist yellow cake with a tender texture, courtesy of the air whipped into the butter and sugar. 

 

Butter Cake 

 

Takes 50 minutes plus cooling 

Makes 9 servings  

 

1/3 cup butter, softened, more to butter the loaf pan

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/3 cup fresh milk

2 large eggs

 

For Glaze:

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons fresh milk

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, more for garnish

 

 

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Butter the bottom and sides of a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.

 

2

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.

 

3

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the beater attachment, place butter and sugar. Cream butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one a time, mixing well after each addition.

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4

Mix half flour mixture into the butter-egg mixture. Add the milk, and then add the remaining flour mixture. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

 

5

To serve, make the glaze: in a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and milk well. Stir in zest. Pour over the cooled pound cake. Slice and serve.

 

 

 

 

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Oct 16, 2009
 

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