This cake is a classic that has been handed down from generation to generation. It's a wonderful cake to take to any gathering.
Keyword: 1-2-3-4 Cake
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
1cupbutter or two sticks or 16 tablespoonsI use sweet cream butter that is unsalted
2cupswhite granulated sugar
3cupssifted all-purpose flour or you can use cake flourtoo. (Sift the flour first and then measure 3 cups. If using cake flour, sift it, too.)
Easy Chocolate Frosting Ingredients
1stick butter or margarine or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoonssoftened
3cupspowdered sugarnot granulated
1/4cupplus 2 tablespoons milkYou can use more or less milk to get the consistency you like in the frosting
Cream butter and sugar with mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
Sift the flour you have already sifted again with the salt and baking powder. Add the vanilla extract and almond extract to the creamed eggs and sugar. Alternately add milk and flour to eggs and mix just until everything is wet.
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Add your cake mixture. Cook in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes until brown on top and tests done in middle. Let cool before frosting.
Chocolate Frosting Directions:
Mix all ingredients with mixer. Spread on cake.
This cake is traditionally baked in three 9 inch cake pans for about 20 minutes per layer. You can do it in the cake pans or in a bundt pan, too. It will take about 40 minutes in a bundt pan.