Irresistibly Perfect: Homemade Moist and Buttery Cake


If you’re in search of a cake that is tender, moist, and packed with buttery goodness, then look no further. This homemade recipe for the Perfectly Moist and Buttery Cake is here to fulfill your dessert dreams. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a delightful treat, this cake is sure to impress. Get ready to indulge in a slice of heaven as we guide you through the ingredients, step-by-step instructions, and some essential tips to create the ultimate moist and buttery masterpiece.



For the Cake:
  1. 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  3. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  4. ¼ teaspoon salt
  5. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  6. 2 cups granulated sugar
  7. 4 large eggs
  8. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  9. 1 cup whole milk
For the Buttercream Frosting:
  1. 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  2. 4 ½ cups powdered sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  4. 3-4 tablespoons heavy cream

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Preparing the Cake Batter

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease two 9-inch round cake pans.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.

Step 2: Baking the Cake

  • Divide the cake batter equally between the prepared cake pans.
  • Smooth the tops with a spatula to ensure an even surface.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  • Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Step 3: Preparing the Buttercream Frosting

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and continue to beat until well combined.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the heavy cream, one tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached. Beat until light and fluffy.

Step 4: Frosting the Cake

  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate or cake stand.
  • Spread a generous amount of buttercream frosting on top of the layer.
  • Carefully place the second cake layer on top and press gently to secure.
  • Frost the sides and the top of the cake with the remaining buttercream, using a spatula or icing smoother to create a smooth finish.

Step 5: Serving and Enjoying

  • Slice the cake into beautiful, moist, and buttery layers.
  • Serve the slices on individual plates or cake stands.
  • Enjoy this heavenly creation with a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of milk.

Tips for a Perfectly Moist and Buttery Cake:

  1. Make sure all the cake ingredients, especially the butter, eggs, and milk, are at room temperature. This allows for better mixing and a lighter texture.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda) to remove any lumps and ensure a smooth batter.
  3. Do not overmix the batter; mix until just combined to avoid a dense cake.
  4. For a deeper flavor, add a teaspoon of almond extract or a tablespoon of lemon zest to the cake batter.
  5. If you want to add more moisture and flavor to the cake, consider brushing each cake layer with a simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water) before frosting.
  6. To ensure a smooth and creamy frosting, make sure the butter is softened but not melted.
  7. Experiment with different flavor variations by adding cocoa powder, citrus zest, or flavored extracts to the buttercream frosting.


Indulge in the heavenly delight of this homemade Perfectly Moist and Buttery Cake. With its tender crumb, rich buttery flavor, and luscious buttercream frosting, this cake is a true crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply treating yourself to a sweet delight, this recipe will leave your taste buds in bliss. Follow the step-by-step instructions, incorporate the helpful tips, and get ready to savor every moist and buttery bite of this irresistible cake. Enjoy the ultimate dessert experience!

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