Auntie's Buttermilk Cake

Auntie's Buttermilk Cake

19 Reviews 2 Pics
Jeannette Gartner
Recipe by  Jeannette Gartner

“I got this recipe, as well as so many others, from my favorite aunt. She loved to bake--she used to say it was her "therapy," and I feel the same way!”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 - 13x9 inch pan

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour 1- 13 x9 inch square cake pan.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar together and add 1 tablespoon buttermilk.
  3. Sift flour three times and add baking powder and salt.
  4. Combine 1 1/2 cups buttermilk with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Alternate adding buttermilk to shortening mixture with flour.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter. Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes. Once cool frost with frosting of your choice. If you want you can add orange extract to the frosting, about 1 teaspoon.

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Reviews (19)

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Alicia K
36

Alicia K

Are you kidding me?? This is by far THE BEST cake I have ever made from scratch! And I have tried a lot of homemade cake recipes. I did make some slight alterations: I added 2 Tablespoons of coconut cream pudding mix(that is the dry mix) and about 1/4 c milk. I didn't think there was enough liquid. All the rest of the directions I followed exactly. BTW, for those who don't like coconut, you can't detect any coconut flavor in the cake at all. My family LOVED this cake. They ate them very fast and kept commenting everytime they had a piece how delicious it was. I added a frosting that made it even better. It has a caramel flavor and is called buttermilk frosting. I will post it for anyone who wants to try.

emmaxwell
20

emmaxwell

I've tried this recipe twice. Once in a 13x9 inch pan and once in a bundt pan. Each time additional time of up to 15-20 minutes was required to bake batter completely. My family and friends thought this cake was not their favorite. I don't think I'll try it again.

Cindy Rae
17

Cindy Rae

This has to be exactly the recipe my great granny always used! It was lost several years ago and I've been looking ever since. This is perfect the way it is, absolutely no need to change a thing! I didn't have the problem of needing extra baking time either. The perfect comfort food! I top it with the buttermilk sauce from a recipe on this site-Apple Cake with Buttermilk Sauce. That's how granny always served it, and the sauce recipe was with the cake recipe! Thank you for giving me back a piece of my childhood! :)

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (14 total)

  • Calories
  • 299 cal
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 44.9 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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