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.
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I had never made butter cake before and this recipe was fantastic. Nothing but compliments from everyone. Love it. The fudge icing was a hit all round too! Thanks for sharing! - 11 Jun 2016
Make sure to use the size of tin described or it takes a long, long time to cook! Perhaps mention to sieve the icing sugar for the frosting. Delicious, soft sponge, great recipe! - 29 Sep 2013
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