Old Fashioned Buttermilk Wedding Cake

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Serves: 12 to 16
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 c butter or margarine, softened
3 c sugar
4 c cake flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 c buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp butter flavoring
1/2 tsp almond extract
8 eggs

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Nancy Greathouse Recipe
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Pullman, WV (pop. 154)
Member Since Oct 2010
Nancy's notes for this recipe:
i was looking thru my old old recipes and this wedding cake is awesome
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Preheat over to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour three 9-inch (23-cm) round cake pans.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add flour, baking soda,
baking powder, and salt. Pour in buttermilk and begin mixing slowly. Continue to mix until well
blended. Add flavorings and stir. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites
into the cake batter. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans.
Bake for 20 minutes at 350°F (180°C), then lower heat to 300°F (150°C) and bake for about
25 minutes longer, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove cakes from
oven and cool on racks. After 10 minutes, remove from pans and continue cooling on racks.
Cream Cheese Frosting

* 8 ounces (225 g) cream cheese, softened
* 3 cups (750 mL) confectioners' sugar
* 2 teaspoons (10 mL) vanilla extract

Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Spread frosting between cooled layers
and on top and sides of cake. You don't need a wedding to enjoy this cake!

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user Suzy Gerard esuzy - Dec 27, 2010
Looks as if it could be a great cake recipe if there were any egg whites in the list of ingredients!
user Debbe Guster Gussy - Dec 28, 2010
Did I miss how many eggs you used? Thanks
user Suzy Gerard esuzy - Dec 28, 2010
You did and I printed out the recipe anyhow because I was willing to make a guess at it. How many?

I wonder if there is any reasonable way to make this a gluten free recipe.
user Nancy Greathouse WVWHITELIGHTEN - Dec 28, 2010
OMG i before the eggs 8 eggs
user Nancy Greathouse WVWHITELIGHTEN - Dec 28, 2010
i am so sorry about that it is so old you cant see that one part for eggs

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