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1-2-3-4 cake

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Maureen Maguire
Cary, IL

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.

(2 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For 1-2-3-4 cake

  • 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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