Simple Layer Cake (original from Queen Martha)

  • 1 stick unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 t. Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 t. Vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. butter 2 8-inch round pans and line bottom with parchment.
  3. Whisk together dry ingredients.
  4. Beat butter and sugar @ medium 1 – 2 minutes.
  5. Add eggs, beating well after each is added. Scrape down sides after adding.
  6. reduce mixer to low, and add dry mixture, beating until combine
  7. Add vanilla to milk, then milk mixture to other u till just combined
  8. divide batter between pans and bake until golden (about 30-35 minutes) and a toothpick inserted into centers comes clean.
  9. Let cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Turn onto racks to cool completely

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