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Easy Surprise Cake

Rated as 2.25 out of 5 Stars

"For birthday parties and other occasions; you don't need vanilla or water. Follow this simple cake recipe, and your family will truly be surprised."
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1 h servings 389
Original recipe yields 8 servings (2 8-inch layers)


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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 8-inch cake pans.
  2. Place the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl, and mash together with a wooden spoon until the mixture is creamy and thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, and pour into the butter mixture. Stir until combined.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder together in a bowl, and lightly stir into the butter mixture. Pour half the batter into each prepared cake pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to finish cooling on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 389 calories; 20.8 46.3 5.4 119 251 Full nutrition

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smaller version of the old fashioned pound cake. to lighten it separate eggs and whip egg whites. fold into the rest just before putting in pan. it's a classic, but i still prefer more modern...

Not good. Dense and bitter. Followed the recipe, but was disappointed.

Very easy and quick recipe for cake in a pinch. I added about a tsp of vanilla just for flavor. It was a bit heavy though, and when I made 2 8in cakes they were quite thin. Next time I will p...

Well, its a cake. Its just very heavy and dense, more like a pound cake than a light fluffy cake for a party. Kinda bland, but the addition of your favorite extract could improve the flavor. Won...