Vanilla Butter Cake

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Bake: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes
Cool: 45 Minutes

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup half-and-half
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Garnishes:
Clear sparkling sugar

Preparation

1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with half-and-half, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured 12-cup Bundt pan.

3. Bake at 325° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack; cool 30 minutes or until completely cool. Garnish, if desired.

Note:

December 2007
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