Erin French Butter Cake Recipe || 5 Amazing Serving Ideas

Erin french butter cake recipe was brought to you by Erin French, The Cake Boss. One of the best cake recipes I’ve tried, this French butter cake is much better than the boxed mixes.

With a moist yet fluffy cake and a rich chocolatey creme filling, your guests will be fighting over leftovers.

This butter cake is the perfect base for your layer cake decorating needs. It is soft and moist, with a delicious chocolatey creme filling. My friend Erin’s cookbook Cake Box recipe: Icing Aside.

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How to make Erin french butter cake recipe?

Preparation Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 25 min

Ready In: 45 min

Serving: 4

Erin French Butter Cake Recipe
Erin French Butter Cake Recipe

Erin French Butter Cake Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup butter.


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 325 F.

Step 2: Grease and flour two round cake pans (9 x 2″) and set aside.

Step 3: In a stand mixer, beat sugar and butter until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 4: Add in vanilla and buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Sift together dry ingredients over the batter and blend well with a mixer. Divide batter evenly between two prepared cake pans.

Step 5: Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 6: To make the filling, place all ingredients into the stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy (3-5 minutes). Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to set.

Step 7: To assemble, place one cake layer on a plate. Spread filling over top of the layer and top with a second cake layer. Ice cake with as much or as little icing as you desire.

Step 8: Serve and enjoy!

Note: Cake batter yields two layers, enough for a three-layer cake. More cakes can be made by repeating the steps to make additional layers.


Erin French Butter Cake Recipe

Nutrition Facts of Erin french butter cake recipe

  • Calories: 250
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.5g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Potassium: 130mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 41g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Sugar: 19g

5 Amazing Serving Ideas for Erin french butter cake recipe

1. Slice the cake into eight slices, pile some ice cream on top, add brown sugar and pecan topping and drizzle with caramel sauce. It is so good!

2. Cover a pie pan in chocolate cake batter, bake as usual and make mini pot pies! Serve with warm maple syrup.

3. Put it on a stick and dip it in melted chocolate for an amazing treat!

4. Use it as a base for cupcakes. Make chocolate and vanilla butter cake, split the layers, and fill it with vanilla cream on one layer and chocolate on the other!

5. Make a layered cheesecake by layering graham crackers, chocolate cake, pound cake, pineapple, mango slices, and whipped topping in a spring-form pan. Chill overnight before serving.

Is Erin french butter cake recipe healthy?

Yes, but you should know that the amount of sugar per serving is considered high. Therefore, this cake is not recommended for children or people with diabetes. This recipe is high in calories, salt, and cholesterol and low in dietary fiber. It also contains saturated fat and cholesterol.

Is Erin french butter cake recipe vegan?

This recipe does not contain animal products but can be easily made vegan by substituting the egg with the eggs described above.

Is Erin french butter cake recipe gluten-free?

Yes, you can make this recipe gluten-free by substituting all-purpose flour with a gluten-free mix.

Is Erin french butter cake recipe expensive to make?

Surprisingly no! Not only is it cheaper than buying a pre-baked cake, but the ingredients are also very affordable. The cake only costs pennies, can be stored at any time and is easily transported.


This recipe for Erin french butter cake is easy to make and results in a moist, fluffy and delicious cake. It is one of the best cake recipes I have ever tried. The rich chocolatey creme filling makes it that much better.

I hope this recipe for Erin french butter cake was helpful and you enjoy it!

Hi, I’m Mary, and I’m a cake maker here at Cakerecipenow.com blog. With a passion for all things sweet and a flair for creativity in the kitchen, I spent 5 years perfecting the art of cake making and decorating. Over the years, I’ve honed my skills through countless baking experiments, and I’m excited to share my knowledge and experience with you.
I love trying new recipes, especially when they’re delicious, I love them so much… hope you like them! Thanks for the time!

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