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All American Layer Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sharon Powell
Added: Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
I 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
Chocolate Butter Frosting or Vanilla Butter Frosting

Directions:
Directions:
Grease and lightly flour three 8x1.5-inch or two 9x1.5-inch round baking pans. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat margarine or butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 30 seconds or till softened. Add sugar and vanilla; beat till combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating on low to medium speed after each addition just till combined. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in a 350 degree oven 20 to 25 minutes for 8-inch pans or 25 to 30 minutes for 9-inch pans or till a wooden toothpick inserted in centers
comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Fill and frost with Chocolate Butter Frosting or Vanilla Butter Frosting. Serves 12 to 16.
Chocolate Butter Frosting: In a medium saucepan heat and stir 4 ounces cut up unsweetened chocolate and 1/4 cup margarine or butter over low heat till melted. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. Gradually add 3 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 cup milk, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, beating till smooth. Add additional milk, if necessary, to make frosting of spreading consistency.
Vanilla Butter Frosting: In a small mixing bowl beat 6 tablespoons margarine or butter till fluffy. Beat in one I-pound box (about 4 1/2 cups) powdered sugar,sifted; 1/4 cup milk; and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla till well combined. Add additional milk, if necessary, to make frosting of spreading consistency.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12

 

 

 

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