Butterscotch Cake

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.