One-Bowl Butter Cake

Denise's Test Kitchen
by Denise's Test Kitchen
8 Servings
50 min

Recently, I had my Mom and Mother-in-Law over for dinner. I wanted to serve a dessert that wasn't too sweet to end our evening. I searched through several of my cookbooks to find the right dessert. And I finally found one in my Better Homes and Gardens 17th Edition New Cookbook.

One Bowl Butter Cake

After spending so much time in the kitchen preparing dinner (Coca-Cola Glazed Ham, Baked Beans, and Creamed Corn), I was looking for a simple and easy dessert recipe.

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And I found just that in this cake recipe. My Mom isn't much on sweets so, I wanted something that I could add a little fruit to. I decided to top the cake with homemade whip cream and added berries to it.

Butter Cake

This One-Bowl Butter Cake is the perfect size for a small dinner gathering. I will be making this again and change up the toppings!

Recipe details
  • 8  Servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups assorted fresh berries
  • Whipped Cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease an 8x1-1/2-inch round cake pan; set pan aside.
In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, and baking powder. Add milk, butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Spread batter in prepared pan.
Bake about 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack about 30 minutes. Serve warm with berries and, if desired, Whipped Cream.
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