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Mary Kay Bramble


This is an old recipe of my Mom's. We had it every Thanksgiving. It is an easy scratch cake that is just delicious and easy. Versatile enough for cupcakes or 2-3 layers, or Turk's Head pan (Angel food cake pan)


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20 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


  • 1 c
    butter or other solid shortening
  • 2 c
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 4
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (optional if salted butter used)
  • scant c
  • 2 tsp
    real vanilla

How to Make 1, 2, 3, 4 Cake


  1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beat well. Add vanilla.
  2. Sift dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. Alternate adding milk and flour mixture until all together. The batter will be thick.
  4. Bake in 350 oven for an hour and 10 minutes for a Bundt or Angel Food cake pan. Less for layers or cupcakes. Test for doneness with a toothpick.
  5. This cake is delicious plain. A glaze type of frosting may be used. Mom used to frost with fluffy white frosting and smother with grated coconut. It looked like a giant snowball!

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