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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 8-inch layers
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 8-inch cake pans.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

389 calories; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 46.3g 15% DV; fat 20.8g 32% DV; cholesterol 119.4mg 40% DV; sodium 251.1mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2011
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 put the entire batter into a single pan or double the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2010
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 versions. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
06/02/2010
Not good. Dense and bitter. Followed the recipe but was disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/22/2010
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 versions. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2011
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 put the entire batter into a single pan or double the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/14/2016
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't be making it again. Read More
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