Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a recipe that my grandmother passed on to my mom and me. We use it for a birthday cake, or put jam between the layers (if you make it into layers) and frost it with white icing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter, adding sugar gradually, beat in eggs one by one.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together and add to first mixture alternately with milk and flavouring.
  3. Bake in greased loaf pan or 9" round or square pan.
  4. Bake one hour or until a toothpick comes out dry when inserted into centre of cake. Bake in 350 degree oven.
Most Helpful

If you put the batter into a loaf pan, as mentioned in the recipe, use 2 loaf pans or the biggest loaf pan in the world. I used one loaf pan, and as the cake rose, it spilled out half of the batter in my oven.

delawarehens May 30, 2014

This tastes great! I have used this recipe and turned it into a pineapple upside cake. Yummy!

Spice Mistress March 20, 2010

This is very similar to a cake my mom made for our family. It is easy and tastes great. We had it plain and with a milk chocolate frosting.

Luv2ride February 19, 2009