This is my Aunt Mary's recipe that has been passed down for generations. It is a dense, very moist cake with a nice crumb. Holds up great for decorating! Excellent with chocolate frosting or fresh strawberries!
from the family of my Aunt Mary
- 2/3 cup margarine (I used butter)
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 large or extra large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups AP flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9x13 pan. (If turning out grease and lightly flour or use baking spray)
In a small bowl whisk together, flour, salt and baking powder.
Working with a stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat margarine or butter well. Add sugar and beat well. Adds egg one at a time while mixing on low. Add vanilla. Add flour while mixing on low. Add milk slowly. Turn speed to med. high and beat for 2 and half minutes.
Pour into pan and bake for 20 min. at 350 and reduce temp. to 325 and bake additional 15-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. (I almost always have to add time)