Saturday, February 14, 2009

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

See what I did this afternoon!

A virtual birthday cake for DD#3 who turns 21 tomorrow.

Virtual because she's in Michigan and I'm in Georgia.

Close your eyes and make a wish!

1-2-3-4 Cake
(my grandmother's recipe)

1 C real butter
2 C granulated white sugar
3 C sifted flour (sift all purpose flour then measure out)
4 eggs (5 are better, but then the *title* doesnt match)

3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 C water (or milk)

Sift together dry ingredients and set aside. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs on at the time. Alternately add water and flour mixture. Add vanilla. Bake in three 9" prepared cake pans at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Invert pans onto wire racks and remove cakes from pans immediately to prevent overcooking. Cover each layer with damp paper towel, while they cool.

Chocolate Frosting

3/4 Cup butter, softened
4 cups XXX sugar
6 oz unsweetened chocolate, (i.e. Bakers squares), melted
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 oz water
1 oz choc liqueur

Using wire wisk blend until fluffy in mixer.
Makes enough to ice a 3-layer 9" cake.


  1. Happy Birthday, Vivian and Jordan!! The only cousins to share the same birthday. (at least on our side!)

    Who's gonna eat the "virtual" cake?

  2. We had dinner after church with friends and a new couple who joined the church. It was my job to bring dessert :)

  3. Dana,
    So..the only chocolate in the frosting is chocolate liqueur?

  4. Nope, Donna. Thanks for reading that carefully. I forgot to list the 6 oz melted unsweet chocolate.