On Line Cookbook

Sunshine Butter Cake

Recipe Information
Delicious Cake to serve alone frosted or with berries. Perfect cake for Pineapple Upside Down Cake, or ANY fruited upside down cake!

S. Chokel

Serves/Makes:8 or more servings

  • 1 cup (225 ml) butter
  • 2 cups (475 ml) sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml) vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups (950 ml) cake flour
  • 4 tsp (20 ml) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 1-1/3 cups (325 ml) milk
  • Cream butter and sugar thoroughly, add vanilla.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
  • Sift dry ingredients together, twice.
  • Add sifted dry ingredients aternately with milk.
  • Bake in three buttered and floured 9-inch cake pans in a 350 degree (175 C.) oven for 30-40 minutes.
  • When cool, frost with buttercream or cream cheese frostings. See comments for other ideas.
This cake recipe is excellent as a base cake for upside down cakes. In the 9-inch cake pans, or in a large bundt or tube pan, or in a large 11x16x2 inch cake pan, layer in any fruit you like.. such as pineapple rings, cherries, nuts. Then, after sprinkling in brown sugar and butter on the top of the fruit, carefully pour the cake batter, then bake as directed.

This cake is also excellent to use your favorite fruit perseves as fillings and then frost with a chocolate granache.

Very multi-purpose scratch cake. Be creative!!