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One - Two - Three - Four Cake II

Rated as 4.11 out of 5 Stars

"This is a very old recipe. It uses basic items found in most any pantry."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 429 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9-inch three-layer cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9-inch round pans.
  2. Beat butter and 1 cup of sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks well, then add to butter mixture.
  4. Sift together flour and baking powder. Add alternately with the milk to the butter-sugar mixture. Beat well. Add vanilla.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Add 1 cup sugar to the egg whites. Fold into cake batter.
  6. Divide evenly into three prepared 9 inch round pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 429 calories; 17.5 g fat; 62.8 g carbohydrates; 5.9 g protein; 111 mg cholesterol; 220 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was one of the best cakes I've ever made. Frosted with milk chocolate frosting (sift together 6 T cocoa with 2 1/2 c powdered sugar, cream 1/2 c butter, add 5 T whole milk or cream, 1 t. v...

Most helpful critical review

Although easy and relatively quick, the cake was dry and had little flavor. We did not like it at all and ended up throwing most of it away.

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This was one of the best cakes I've ever made. Frosted with milk chocolate frosting (sift together 6 T cocoa with 2 1/2 c powdered sugar, cream 1/2 c butter, add 5 T whole milk or cream, 1 t. v...

mmmm... this is a wonderful cake, & one of my new favorites, I put chocolate icing on mine, and also used baking soda instead of baking powder because I ran out but don't think that made too m...

Excellent white cake recipe! After eating this, you'll never want to make another box cake mix again. I'm a novice cake baker and this was very easy to put together and very well worth it.

I cheated and took a shortcut - um, I didn't separate the eggs and do the whole beat the egg whites until stiff thing - and it still turned out great. But it was a little short on flavor. More v...

I really liked this recipe for a classic yellow cake. I let my ingredients come up to room temperature before I started mixing. Next time, I might add an additional egg yolk just for a deeper ye...

This is a really great cake. My family loved it. It's easy to make and taste rich and light. It has become one of our favorites.

Although easy and relatively quick, the cake was dry and had little flavor. We did not like it at all and ended up throwing most of it away.

This is a very good, very easy recipe. I baked mini cupcakes, for about 7-8 minutes, till just done. The kids LOVED them.

I used this recipe for my dad's birthday cake and filled it with lemon icing also from this site. This is everything you could wish for in a cake. Light, fluffy and moist. It's also easy to make...