Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Joy Of Cooking Recipe. From NYTimes.com. Originally published with The Way We Eat; As Easy as . . . By Jennifer Steinhauer, March 19, 2006
- 2 1⁄3 cups cake flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 ounces butter
- 1 1⁄3 cups sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9-inch cake pans and set aside. Sift together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and vanilla.
- Using a mixer on medium speed, beat the butter until creamy. Over the course of 3 minutes, beat in the sugar. Over 2 minutes, add the egg mixture. Reduce the speed to low and alternate adding the flour and buttermilk in three parts, scraping the bowl.
- Divide the batter between the pans and smooth the tops. Bake until light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes, then unmold onto a rack to cool completely before frosting. YIELD Serves 10 to 12.