Here is another practical birthday cake from my mother's recipe file. It makes a lovely layer cake. You may flavor it with lemon juice if you desire.

Carol
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat eggs and sugar together for 5 minutes. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, beat the egg and sugar mixture for 5 minutes more.

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

  • Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder together. Add the flour mixture alternately with the boiling hot milk to the egg and sugar mixture. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour the batter into the prepared pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes. Let cakes cool then fill and frost with Seven Minute Frosting.

Nutrition Facts

100.3 calories; 1.9 g protein; 21.3 g carbohydrates; 25.5 mg cholesterol; 84.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2006
This recipe is really easy to make but it's annoying to have to wait for the sugar and eggs. The cake comes out very sweet and is just great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/26/2003
I followed this recipe step-by-step and added a little lemon juice as suggested. I don't know if it was something I did wrong or the actual cake but it didn't come out good. It was for my daughter's birthday party and it was all mushy and lumpy. Not fluffy and light. The only thing that saved it was the Butter Cream Frosting II. I don't think I'll be doing this cake again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/26/2003
I followed this recipe step-by-step and added a little lemon juice as suggested. I don't know if it was something I did wrong or the actual cake but it didn't come out good. It was for my daughter's birthday party and it was all mushy and lumpy. Not fluffy and light. The only thing that saved it was the Butter Cream Frosting II. I don't think I'll be doing this cake again. Read More
(86)
Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2006
This recipe is really easy to make but it's annoying to have to wait for the sugar and eggs. The cake comes out very sweet and is just great. Read More
(28)