2 cups cake flour -- sifted 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 medium eggs 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup butter or margarine -- softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup milk
butter frosting: 1/4 cup butter or margarine 2 cups powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons cream 1 tablespoon hot water
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add brown sugar, butter (or margarine), vanilla and 2/3 cup milk. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed and then add rest of milk and the eggs. Beat 2 minutes more. Pour into two 8-inch greased and floured cake pans. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Frost with butter frosting.
Frosting: Brown butter over low heat, watching carefully. Add rest of ingredients and stir until cool and of consistency to spread.
This was a second place winner in the professional category of cake layers at the Del Mar fair, 1993.
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