This is a good cake and good enough for a wedding cake as well.

Carol
Advertisement

Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour two 8 inch round cake pans then line them with parchment paper.

    Advertisement
  • Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt and set aside.

  • Cream the butter until fluffy. Add the sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks and add the vanilla. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, alternating with milk. Stir the batter until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. This cake rises very well so only fill the cake pans 2/3 full. Cool cakes in pans for 10 minutes, then cool thoroughly on a wire rack. Frost as desired.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

279.4 calories; 3.8 g protein; 41.2 g carbohydrates; 87.3 mg cholesterol; 138.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2003
This is a VERY rich cake. Everyone loved it! I have been asked to make it again at least a dozen times. Read More
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/02/2007
I used this recipe for my bosses birthday I was so embarassed when everyone started eating it. The cake was dry and the flavor was awful. This is the worst recipe I have ever made. I will never use it again nor would I ever recommend this recipe to someone. Read More
(51)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2003
This is a VERY rich cake. Everyone loved it! I have been asked to make it again at least a dozen times. Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
07/02/2007
I used this recipe for my bosses birthday I was so embarassed when everyone started eating it. The cake was dry and the flavor was awful. This is the worst recipe I have ever made. I will never use it again nor would I ever recommend this recipe to someone. Read More
(51)
Rating: 1 stars
09/05/2003
Unfortunately this was not a good cake and I won't make it again. There wasn't much flavor to the batter and the finished cake was exceptionally dry - not at all moist. I think the cooking time was too long. I took my cakes out 6 minutes early and the top of the cake was too brown and crunchy and the inside dry. Read More
(23)
Advertisement
Rating: 1 stars
09/05/2003
This was one of the worst cakes I have ever made...i will not make it again....ewe! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2003
This is a VERY rich cake. Everyone loved it! I have been asked to make it again at least a dozen times. Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
11/11/2004
This was a terrible cake. It shouldn't even be called a cake. It was dry and it cracked. It tasted like dough.The ingredients alone is more valuable then this cake. If you are planning to bake a cake don't kill yourself with this one. Believe me after you bake this thing you will never want to bake again. All this so called dessert does is waste your time ingredients and now you have a load of dirty dishes to do. DO NOT BAKE THIS CAKE!Don't torture yourself like this. Read More
(11)
Advertisement
Rating: 1 stars
12/31/2011
This cake was terrible. It was a waste of my time and ingrediants. The cake was very dry and cracked can't ice it. It makes a good sweet bread though. This is what I get for not reading reviews first but I've learned my lesson. I think there might have been a typo maybe it should have been 2 cups of flour and not 4 cups of flour. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2004
Great cake! I found the batter to be way to dry so I added milk when mixing. Turned out great! Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
10/14/2004
This is an extremely hard cake to make...it is really dry and tasteless. I would not recommend this recipe to anyone Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2003
This cake was easy to make doesn't use exotic ingredients is soft and tastes splendid. You could top it with anything because although the inside is tender it is somewhat crusty on top(good for frosting)I highly recommend it. Read More
(6)