Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins
This recipe is from "Woman's Day" magazine, September 12, 2006. It is a very simple basic cake batter. You can add a variety of different things to make several different cakes.
- 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- Beat butter, sugar, baking powder, and vanilla in a large bowl with mixer on high 3 minutes or until fluffy.
- Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. On low speed, beat in flour in 3 additions alternately with milk in 2 additions, just until blended, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Made this for my daughter's birthday, when I realized that we didn't have a cake mix in the house. It turned out light, and fluffy, and everyone was asking for more! It will be my standard from now on. Thanks!
Followed to the letter, twice, both times didn't rise enough - came out too "dense" and not risen. Friends said it was a good "pound cake." But I expected lighter and fluffier.
I wanted something sweet like cupcakes or cake and it didn't make sense to buy something ready made when I had all of the ingredients to make my own. I made half of a recipe for this cake. I used two small cake pans for a buttercream layered cake. The cake browned well with two golden layers that are pretty and moist. My cake didn't crack or break, and had very few crumbs when I iced the cake. This is a basic cake mix recipe, but it is one that can be used for many different variations. I am going to try this cake plain with fruit sauce. Chocolate icing sounds good too! Good recipe, even better the next day.