simple white cake recipe

This simple cake recipe was sent home from our children's school. It is the easiest, best-tasting cake I've ever made. It's great to make with the kids, especially for cupcakes. Use your favorite frosting on top of this delicious cake.   



– 1 cup white sugar – ½ cup unsalted butter – 2 large egg – 2 teaspoons vanilla extract – 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour – 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder – ½ cup milk

Step 1

Gather all ingredients.   


Step 2

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch square cake pan.

Step 3

Cream sugar and butter together in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating briefly after each addition. Mix in vanilla. 

Step 4

Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add to the wet ingredients and mix well. Add milk and stir until smooth.

Step 5

 Pour batter into the prepared cake pan. 

Step 6

 Bake in the preheated oven until the top springs back when lightly touched, 30 to 40 minutes. 

Step 7

 Remove from the oven and cool completely.


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