Golden Layer Cake with Chocolate Icing

Golden Layer Cake with Chocolate Icing

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
SERVINGS
16
PREP TIME
30 mins

Golden Layer Cake with Chocolate Icing

Ingredients
  • 1   cup unsalted butter
  • 5   eggs
  • 1   cup milk
  • 2   cups sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2   teaspoons pure vanilla
  • 3   cups sifted cake flour
  • 1   tablespoon Scott's homemade baking powder (recipe below)
  • 1   recipe Chocolate Icing (recipe below)
Homemade Baking Powder
  • 1/4  cup cream of tartar
  • 2   tablespoons baking soda

Chocolate Icing
  • 5   cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3  cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2  cup unsalted butter, cut up
  • 1  12  ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1/2  cup whole milk
  • 2   teaspoons pure vanilla

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Directions
1. 
Let butter, eggs and milk stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Butter, line with wax paper, butter, and lightly flour five 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans.
2. 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, beating until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in salt and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder. Alternately add with milk to butter mixture. Spread batter in prepared pans, using about 1-1/3 cups batter per pan.
3. 
Bake about 15 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pans on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pans; remove and discard waxed paper. Cool completely on wire racks. Frost with Chocolate Icing. Makes about 16 servings.
Homemade Baking Powder
1. 
Let butter, eggs and milk stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Butter, line with wax paper, butter, and lightly flour five 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans.
2. 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, beating until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in salt and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder. Alternately add with milk to butter mixture. Spread batter in prepared pans, using about 1-1/3 cups batter per pan.
3. 
Bake about 15 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pans on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pans; remove and discard waxed paper. Cool completely on wire racks. Frost with Chocolate Icing. Makes about 16 servings.
Chocolate Icing
1. 
Let butter, eggs and milk stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Butter, line with wax paper, butter, and lightly flour five 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans.
2. 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, beating until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in salt and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder. Alternately add with milk to butter mixture. Spread batter in prepared pans, using about 1-1/3 cups batter per pan.
3. 
Bake about 15 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pans on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pans; remove and discard waxed paper. Cool completely on wire racks. Frost with Chocolate Icing. Makes about 16 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 657, Fat, total (g) 21, chol. (mg) 120, carb. (g) 113, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 7, sodium (mg) 246, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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