One - Two - Three - Four Cake II


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

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
1 9-inch 3-layer cake


  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 cups white sugar, divided

  • 3 cups cake flour

  • 4 egg yolks, room temperature

  • 4 egg whites, room temperature

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 cup milk, room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  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
18g Fat
63g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 6g
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 98mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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