Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans.
  2. In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt with a wire whisk.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add vanilla and mix until completely combines. Slowly add flour alternately with milk. At end of addition batter should be smooth. Divide between 2 pans.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then invert onto a rack and cool completely before frosting.
  6. For a 9 x 13 pan - Baked at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 38 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

While this wasn't really what I expected it to be, it was still very good! I used skim milk and all purpose flour. The recipe was easy to put together and cooking time was right on (25 minutes). I thought it would be a little more moist, however after topping it with lots of icing, it was fabulous!

4 5

this is a very sturdy cake, good for frosting, i used all purpose flour and skim milk. mine came out rather dry so i think this might be good for an ice cream cake or a cake that needs to absorb liquid to become moist. maybe a sweet fruit glaze would suit this cake well. great all purpose cake!

5 5

It doesn't get much more basic or simple than this. This is the perfect cake to start off with when you want to let your imagination run free. I topped the cake with tons of chocolate frosting and then added about a cup of crushed sugared pecans. The cake is a modest participant when you want to go wild with the frostings and fillings, but is the true star of the show. This recipe will give you a firm and delicious "basic" cake. Thanks for posting.