Vanilla Butter Cake

Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
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:
  • Fluffy Wintry-White Icing
  • Clear sparkling sugar
  • Sparkling Peppermint Candy

Preparation

  1. 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. 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. 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.
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