Recipe: Plain Layer Cake

As a layer CAKE is usually iced over the top and contains an ICING or a FILLING of some kind between the layers, a plain-CAKE mixture, such as that given in the accompanying recipe, is the most suitable kind.


  •  1/2 c. butter
  •  1-1/4 c. sugar
  •  3 eggs
  •  3 c. flour
  •  5 tsp. baking powder
  •  1 c. milk
  •  1 tsp. vanilla

Cream the butter, add the sugar gradually, beat the eggs well, and add to the mixture. Sift the flour and baking powder together and add alternately with the milk, adding milk first. Add the vanilla, pour into layer-CAKE pans and bake. Ice with any kind of ICING.

Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
by Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (Year 1928)