Yellow Cake with Penuche Frosting

A delicate, moist yellow cake that pairs well with the butterscotch flavored frosting.



1/2 butter

1 1/2 C sugar

2 eggs

1 C buttermilk

1 1/2 t vanilla

2 1/4 C cake flour

1 t baking powder

1/2 t bakiing soda

1 t salt


1/2 C butter

1 C brown sugar

1/4 C milk

1 3/4 – 2 C confectioners sugar


Preheat oven to 350º F  Grease and flour 13″by 9″ baking pan¹   Stand mixer


Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and set aside

Add butter and sugar and beat on high speed for 4 minutes. Scrape down side of bowl.

Add eggs and vanilla and beat on high two minutes .

Add milk and dry ingredients alternately and blend on low speed until batter is smooth

Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean

Remove from oven and cool prior to frosting


Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add brown sugar and bring to boil over low heat so as not to scorch. Add milk and bring to boil stirring occasionally for two minutes. Remove from heat, cool, and stir in confectioners sugar until spreadable frosting is achieved.


1 Optionally can use two 8 inch cake pans

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