1 (10-inch) cake

This cake requires a heavy-duty stand mixer with a 4-quart bowl and a paddle attachment.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla (in that order) in a 4-quart bowl. Beat at low speed with a heavy-duty electric mixer 1 minute, stopping to scrape down sides. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.

Step 2

Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

Step 3

Note: For testing purposes only, we used a KitchenAid Mixer.

Step 4

Traditional Method: Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy, Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition.

Step 5

Add flour to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

Step 6

Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake as directed in two-step method.

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cindyz99's Review

March 22, 2010