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Mom's Yellow Cake with Butterscotch Frosting

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------------CAKE------------------------------------
  • 1 1/2 c Butter (3 sticks), divided
  • 6 lg Eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1 1/2 c Buttermilk
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract (or more)
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 c Sugar, granulated
  • 2 1/2 c Confectioner's sugar (4x)
  • 2 1/2 c Flour
  • Shortening (to prepare


1 c Light brown sugar, packed
1/2 c Butter
1/2 c Cream (or canned milk)
Confectioner's sugar,
-as needed

Separate eggs; place all the whites in a large bowl, place 3 yolks in one
small container, and the other 3 in another. Prepare 3 8-inch cake pans
with brown-paper rounds (for bottoms) greased with shortening. Preheat oven
to 350 degrees F.

Soften 1/2 C butter in a large bowl; add confectioner's sugar and beat
until thoroughly mixed. Add 3 egg yolks, one after another, and continue
beating. Add vanilla and mix till thoroughly blended, scraping sides with
spatula if necessary.

Measure flour into a small bowl and stir in baking soda. Add to
butter/sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk in 4 steps, beginning and
ending with the flour.

Sprinkle about 1/2 t salt on egg whites. Beat till stiff, but not dry.
Fold egg whites into batter. Divide batter between pans and bake at 350
degrees F. about 30-35 minutes, until done.

TOPPING: Put 1 stick butter in pot; add sugar and cream. Bring to rolling
boil over medium heat for a few minutes and cool. Add confectioner's sugar
until you have the right consistency. When cakes are done and cooled, put
together with cooled topping.

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