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1 2 3 4 Cake


This cake is an easy at 1-2-3. The ingredient proportions are laid out in the title for this delicious cake recipe. Try this with a homemade chocolate buttercream or just go for the stuff out of the can. We won't tell.

Cooking Time: 1 hr 15 min

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs, separated
  1. Cream butter (or shortening) and sugar. Add egg yolks, one at a time, and beat between each addition.
  2. Add vanilla and then alternately add the dry ingredients and milk. Fold in beaten egg whites. Put batter in a greased tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees F until light golden brown, about 1 1/4 hours. 

Buttermilk may be substituted for milk.

Eggs may be added at the beginning, unseparated.

If making layers (3), bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Variation: Line the well-greased pan with scented geranium leaves.

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May 6, 2012

Since you will be adding 3 tsp baking powder that means the flour is all-purpose


Apr 11, 2012

hi there thank you so much for this recipe i used it to make cupcakes for my sisters 50th and i must tell you i was a bit nervous but i do like a challenge and i went ahead and i was not sorry i received such good compliments,the reason why i chose this recipe not only because of it's simplicity but the quantity was the deciding factor,well done beautiful,I really do enjoy your site. regards yvonne


5 Ratings

Feb 28, 2012

Can a 13"x 9"x 2" pan be used instead of a tube pan?


Jan 5, 2012

Once again, is this self-rising or all-purpose flour?


Jul 8, 2011

i love makeing cakes i make cakes to day


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