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Carla Hall's Vanilla Cake

Vanilla Cake Carla Hall
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skill level
Easy
time
60-120min
servings
8 to 12
cost
$
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ingredients
  • 4 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour plus extra for pans
  • 2 tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 12 ounces Butter plus extra for pans (at room temperature)
  • 3 1/4 cups Sugar
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups Buttermilk
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  • 1
    Butter
    Flour
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare three 9" cake pans by coating with butter and dusting with flour.
  • 2
    12 ounces Butter (at room temperature)
    3 1/4 cups Sugar
    5 Eggs
    1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
    Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until pale yellow and fluffy. Add one egg at a time incorporating fully between additions. Add vanilla extract and mix until incorporated.
  • 3
    4 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
    2 tablespoons Baking Powder
    1 teaspoon Salt
    In a large bowl mix together the remaining dry ingredients.
  • 4
    4 cups Buttermilk
    Beginning and ending with dry mix begin to slowing add flour mixture and buttermilk in an alternating pattern. Mix just until combined.
  • 5
      
    Divide mixture between the prepared cake pans and bake for 40-50 minutes, until the cake is golden brown and pulls away from the pan. Cool in pan for 10 mins then remove from pan and transfer to a rack to cool completely.
 
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