This Butter Cake Recipe From Kimara Ahnert Is *So* Easy To Make

Butter is the star ingredient for the cake (and frosting) recipe from Kimara Ahnert. The sought-after makeup maven loves this recipe which is simple — and simply delicious. Both the frosting and cake have only a few ingredients which makes baking this cake a breeze. If you’re looking to upgrade from boxed cake mixes and want to get your kiddo into the kitchen, this is a great recipe to add to your baking repertoire.


Butter Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 4-5 tbsp. milk or half and half
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Butter Cake

  • 3 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 4 1/2 tsp. double action baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or buttermilk (preferred)


Buttercream Frosting

  • Cream butter.
  • Add sugar gradually.
  • Add salt.
  • Stir in liquid a little at a time.
  • Beat until fluffy.

Butter Cake

  • Sift dry ingredients together. 
  • Cream sugar & shortening together, then add eggs. 
  • Add flour and milk alternately.
  • Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. 
  • Bake 375 for 35 minutes. 
  • Cool in pans for 5 minutes and release to cool. 
  • When cool, frost the cakes with the butter frosting and enjoy!
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