The Best Homemade Cake & Icing

Let me start off by saying I don’t like cake! I can’t explain why, but I just am not a fan of cake. For my birthdays I’ve always requested ice cream cakes. My point is, if I say this is the best cake, then it is THE BEST cake! It’s moist and rich and I actually love it! It’s really easy to make too and sure to be a hit with everyone!

You Will Need:


-1 cup butter

-1 cup water

-2 cups sugar

-2 1/4 cups flour

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-2 eggs

-1 teaspoon baking soda

-1 teaspoon vanilla

-1/2 cup sour cream


-1 cup butter

-6 Tablespoons evaporated milk

-4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

-1 teaspoon vanilla

-pinch salt


-Preheat oven to 375 degrees

-Melt butter and water together in microwave

-Stir in sugar, flour, salt, and baking soda. Whisk until smooth

-Add eggs and vanilla

-Whisk in sour cream until well blended

-Pour batter into a well greased 9×13 baking dish

-Bake for 25 minutes. Toothpick should come out of center clean

-While cake is cooling make the icing

-Melt butter in a medium bowl

-Whisk in evaporated milk, powdered sugar, vanilla, & salt

-Spread over cake

Published by Raising Rowletts

Farmer's Wife. Homeschooling Mom of 5. Coffee Addict. Disney Travel Agent

8 thoughts on “The Best Homemade Cake & Icing

  1. i would like to try it and took down the recipe but it does not show how much baking soda i would need for cake and i am not a baker does anyone know?


  2. I’m so sorry! I’m just now seeing your first comment! It’s 1 teaspoon of baking soda for the cake. I’ll have to fix that!


  3. All Purpose Flour or Self Rising Flour? I want to make this today but I need to know the type of flour to use? HELP


  4. I just made this and LOVED it. I have a sweet tooth and didn’t come close to using half of the icing this called for. It takes away from the cake if you do. Half is plenty!


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