The Bonnie Butter Cake with French Silk Frosting….. The memories of that cake always made me smile, and I felt comforted without having to eat it. I could remember the taste, the smell, the buttery chocolate burst of happiness filling my mouth; but most importantly, the memories of sitting at the table with my dad, sharing a piece of cake and a glass of milk.

Bonnie Butter Cake Recipe
Betty Crocker’s Bonnie Butter Cake with French Silk Frosting

While I was at my cousin’s over the weekend, I was overjoyed to see he still had his mother’s old Betty Crocker cookbook. I had been searching for the recipe that my Dad used to make when I was a kid. I happily scratched it down on a piece of paper.

I had tried other recipes but none could reproduce that cake; maybe it was also the memories I was trying to reproduce? Anyway, on to the recipe!


There you have it, the best butter cake recipe one could ever bake. I plan on baking one very soon, maybe this upcoming weekend.

Recipe and Original Cake photo Copyright – 1971 General Mills

Bri K is a mom and grandmother, enjoying the next chapter of her life on the mission of leveling up after 50! Bri doesn't believe that once you hit a certain age or become a grandmother, your likes, hobbies, or lifestyle have to change. "You don't stop living because your kids grew up!"

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