Easy Peasy Birthday Cake From Scratch (and how SouthernPlate Hatched)

Easy Peasy Birthday Cake From Scratch (and how SouthernPlate Hatched)

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I’m often asked how SouthernPlate started. I’ve told the story countless times when speaking to groups or folks at book signings and get togethers so today I thought I’d share it here with you.

*If you just want a recipe for a really good homemade birthday cake with buttercream icing, scroll on down to the next picture. *

Waaaay back in 2008 ~wink~ I was a stay at home mom with my oldest in school and my youngest close to starting. I had a Home Ec degree hanging on my wall collecting dust and a heart wondering what I was going to do with myself once Katy started school.

Ingredients

  • 2+1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1+ ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1+1/2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 sticks butter, at room temp
  • 4 teaspoons butter flavoring (Can use clear vanilla instead)
  • 6 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 4-8 tablespoons milk
Read the whole recipe on Southern Plate