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5 from 15 votes

Buttermilk Cake

This classic cake never disappoints.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttermilk Cake
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 stick or 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa I use Nestles 100% pure cocoa


Cake Instructions:

  • Beat sugar, shortening, vanilla and eggs together with spoon or mixer. Mix flour, salt and baking soda with a wire whisk and add to creamed mixture. Add milk and continue mixing until smooth.
  • Divide between 3 sprayed cake pans and bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes until centers test done. Let cool and remove from pans. You can frost with any frosting you like. I use chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Frosting Instructions:

  • Mix all ingredients with mixer until spreading consistency. Spread on cake.