Friday, October 24, 2008

Simple Layer Cake

I will admit, I'm not a baker! Thanks to Granny and her cake plate, I have been challenged to bake. The problem seems to be finding the right recipe for the layers, a very important part to Granny's Chocolate Cake. My first task was to purchase new cake pans, 3 of them. The chocolate icing needs 3 layers. The recipe is based on Swans Down 1-2-3-4 cake recipe with an adjustment to the milk. This is my version.

Simple Layer Cake
1 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
3 cups sifted Swans Down Cake Flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Cream butter. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Add eggs one at a time to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk and flavorings, beating after each addition until smooth. Baking: Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch layer pans, using about 2-1/3 cups batter in each pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and finish cooling on racks before icing.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds good!^^ but...1 cup is how many (g)?