- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 vanilla extract or other flavoring
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 pound (1 stick or 8 tablespoons) butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8- or 9-inch cake pans.
Beat eggs well — until light (5-10 minutes). Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture and fold together.
Heat milk and butter in a saucepan until hot. Add hot milk mixture and vanilla to cake batter and stir until combined, then pour into prepared pans. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or just until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack. Frost with favorite icing.
Makes two 8- or 9-inch layers.