May 7, 2012

Basic cake

Use this recipe to create a basic cake. It is a nice cake for decorating and can be filled with your favorite filling. 


  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups milk

Cake serves 12


Step 1: 
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of two 8-inch round cake pans and line with waxed paper or parchment paper.

Step 2: Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Step 3: Cream sugar and butter together until light. Add eggs and vanilla to creamed mixture and beat until thoroughly mixed.

Step 4: Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Continue beating one minute.

Step 5: Spread batter evenly in prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Step 6: Cool layers in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.

Step 7: Fill and frost as desired.