Grassland Butter is my Secret Ingredient for my Best-ever Butter Cake


This is plain and simple butter cake…but made extra rich, extra creamy and extra special with Grassland butter.   Butter is the most important ingredient in this cake and Wisconsin’s  Grassland butter is the perfect choice.   “Ask for Grassland product at your local grocer” to make your cakes, cookies and pastries this winter.  Grassland’s wholesome quality and fresh-from-the-farm goodness make everything taste better.  For more information about Grassland and its products, visit the website at

Best-ever Butter Cake

1 ½ cups (3 sticks) Grassland unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar, divided
9 pieces large eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon Nielsen Massey Orange Extract
1/4 teaspoon Nielsen Massey Lemon Extract
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
3 1/4  cups cake flour, sifted
3 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup evaporated milk

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Grease, line and grease again three 9 x 5 inch loaf pans; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt to aerate;  set aside.

In a large bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and 1 cup sugar until stiff but not dry.  In another large bowl, cream butter and remaining 1 cup sugar until butter turns pale.  Add the egg yolks one at a time and beat until blended.   Mix in extracts.  Using low speed of electric mixer, add flour mixture alternately with milk and beat until blended.  Fold in beaten egg whites into the butter mixture.  Divide cake batter into prepared pans.  Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

Many thanks to Christine Lindner (of Flavorful Insights)for sharing this press release…

Grassland Butter: The Secret Ingredient for Holiday Baking

Greenwood, Wisconsin, November 30, 2012— This season bake sweet holiday memories with Grassland Butter. It’s pure, natural, unparalleled flavor and texture, makes holiday favorites taste even better. Whether you’re baking up dozens of blissful butter-rich breakfast croissants, chocolate pecan cookies or peppermint whoopie pies with your little helpers — the creamery rich flavor of butter will come through in every bite.

Butter is synonymous with holiday baking. For the best baked goods start with the best ingredients. Grassland Butter is the essential holiday baking ingredient. For more than a century, Grassland has been producing quality butter and is currently the largest family-owned butter creamery in the world, producing one-third of the U.S. butter. Choose from Grassland’s Salted or Unsalted Butter to baked up signature holiday favorites.

As the butter experts, Grassland offers the following holiday “Butter Bits” and tips with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.:

Use unsalted butter with when baking – its delicate flavor brings out the best in these types of foods.

For melt-in-your-mouth cookies, use slightly softened, unsalted butter. With its low melting point, butter helps make cookies soft and chewy on the inside, but crisp and golden on the outside.

For flakier pie crusts and puff pastries, keep butter as hard and cold as possible prior to use. The flaky texture is produced when cold pieces of butter, trapped between thin layers of dough, melt during baking, creating small air pockets.

Store butter in its original packaging or in a sealed container in the coldest part of the refrigerator, not in the refrigerator door. Keep butter away from foods with strong odors or distinct flavors.

Founded in 1904, the Wuethrich family has spent more than a century crafting award-winning butter. As the world’s largest family-owned butter creamery located in Greenwood, the heart of central Wisconsin, Grassland knows butter producing one third of the U.S. butter. As a leader in innovation with uncompromising quality, Grassland offers a medley of fine butter products specially developed and packed for retail, foodservice and industrial dairy customers. Grassland’s enticing menu of award-winning butter products for dining, cooking, baking and confectionery creations delivers unmatched quality and pure flavor every time.

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