Aunt Dot’s Birthday Cake

by Kevin
Aunt Dorothy’s Vanilla Almond Birthday Cake
Aunt Dot
Aunt Dot

Aunt Dot’s birthday cake was always something people looked forward to.  It was a delicious yellow cake, topped with fresh buttercream.  My opinion is that REAL buttercream or cream cheese frosting are the only types of frosting that should ever be used on a cake.  Aunt Dot always made this in a single deep cake pan as a two layer cake.  My modification is to cook it in two 9″ cake pans, and then cut those in half to make a four layer cake.  I do a layer of cake, a layer of raspberry jam, a layer of cake, a layer of buttercream frosting, a layer of cake, a layer of raspberry jam, a layer of cake and then frost the whole cake with buttercream.

Aunt Dot's Birthday Cake

Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened (Aunt Dot preferred margarine..I use butter)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour (Swans Dawn, or Soft-as-Silk)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract


  1. Preheat Oven to 350
  2. Line bottom of cake pan with wax paper and grease
  3. Mix flour, salt and baking powder together
  4. Add vanilla and almond to the cup of milk
  5. Beat butter and sugar together
  6. Add eggs to butter mixture and beat
  7. Alternate adding the flour mix and the milk mix while mixing. (start and end with flour)
  8. Bake 25-30 minutes

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