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Method Prep:15min › Cook:35min › Ready in:50min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
Grease a 9"by9"by2" square cake tin with butter, then flour it.
Cream together the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla. Add the baking powder, eggs, and mix well. Add some of the milk, alternately, with the flour and beat by hand for two minutes. Pour into prepared pan and bake 35 minutes. It will be moist, so don't overbake this one. Cool.
For frosting, add all ingredients in a small bowl and mix very well.
Frost top of cake when cool.
This makes one 9"x9"x2" cake. If you want to make a full double layer cake, you will need to double the cake and frosting recipe and use no smaller than two 9" cake tins.
This recipe has been edited by Allrecipes.co.uk editors to reflect measurements familiar to British and Irish cooks.
Hi I made this yesterday as double-layer, with lemon-cream filling and butter icing. The buttercake recipe was great - lovely and rich and moist. A real treat thanks for sharing the recipe. - 08 Sep 2009