1-2-3-4 Cake

1-2-3-4 Cake Recipe

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Maureen Maguire


My mom taught both my brother and me how to make this cake, and it remains one of our favorites. My mom always told me that it's called a "1-2-3-4 Cake" because the name helps you remember the amounts of the ingredients. The consistency is that of a pound cake, and I use this recipe every year when I make my lamb cake for Easter.


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45 Min
1 Hr


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  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 3 c
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 4
  • 1/4 tsp

How to Make 1-2-3-4 Cake


  1. In large mixing bowl cream the butter & sugar; add eggs one at a time beating well between each egg.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together and add to the butter mixture alternating with the milk. Add the vanilla.
  3. Pour batter into a prepared tube pan, or a bundt pan.
  4. Bake @ 350* for one hour, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes in pan before inverting on a wire rack. Let cool completely and frost with your favorite frosting.

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About 1-2-3-4 Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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