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2 c. flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
3/4 c. fluid milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

To mix the cake add the flour mixture slowly to butter mixture in a large bowl, beating well (300 times).

Add half of the flour mixture, then half of the milk and the vanilla. Mix (50 times). Add the eggs, beating well after each addition.

Add the remaining flour mixture, then the rest of the milk. Mix until smooth (200 times).

Fill a greased, floured baking pan or 2 layer pans no than half full.

Bake at 375 degrees (moderate oven) 25 to 35 minutes until cake springs back when lightly touched near center.


1/3 c. butter
1/4 c. fluid milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp vanilla
About 2 1/2 c. confectioners sugar

Mix all ingredients except sugar. Mix in 1 cup of the sugar. Beat well. Mix in rest of sugar as needed to make icing that will spread well and stay on cake. Put on cooled cake. Makes about 1 1/2 cups icing.
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