Mary Oppenhiemer's Butter Cake

This is an old family recipe from my deceased grandmother, whom I am honoring today by placing her recipe on your site for Mother's Day. I used this recipe to win a cooking contest in 1983 for Pet Dairy, INC. in Sarasota, FL where I worked. I was so surprised and honored to win and I want to share her recipe with all of you.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch bundt pan. Cream together the white sugar and 1 cup of the butter. Add the eggs one at time, beating mixture well...


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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