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Golden Butter Cake layers

Golden Butter Cake Layers Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Delicious Golden Butter Cake layers are quick, easy, and super moist. Great layers for making and decorating with your favorite frosting.



2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 cup Sugar
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoon Salt
3 Eggs, medium
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
½ cup Sour Cream
½ cup Whole Milk
¾ cup Unsalted Butter, softened


Place flour in a sifter.
Add sugar.
Add baking soda.
Add baking powder.
Add salt.
Sift dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Set aside for now.
Place eggs in another medium sized mixing bowl.
Add vanilla extract.
Add sour cream.
Add milk.
Add butter.
Beat the wet ingredients together.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
Whisk ingredients just until combined.
Butter and flour your cake pans.
Divide batter evenly between the cake pans.
Bake at 350F degrees for 20-30 minutes or until done.
Remove from oven and place pans on wire rack. Let rest for 10 minutes.
Flip layers out of pans and onto wire rack to completely cool.


Makes 3 of the 6-inch layers, or 2 of the 8-inch layers. Recipe can be doubled if more layers or larger layers are needed.

Keywords: golden, vanilla, butter cake, sour cream, quick, easy, super moist cake layers