Plain Cake Recipe for Small Fancy Cakes

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To make the small fancy decorated cakes that rival those in a bakery window begin with a simple and proven plain cake recipe. The recipe should be easy to make, pleasant to taste and sure to cut and handle well. The cake recipe given here is a standard 2 egg recipe that may be used in layers or in cupcakes as well. In such a simple recipe the real cake flavor of sugar & eggs well-blended by baking is found. For cutting into individual party cakes, the recipe should be baked in an 8x12 inch shallow pan.


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Plain Cake Recipe Ingredients

1/3 cup butter
1-1/2 cups pastry flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


The first step in preparing this plain cake recipe to creat a dozen fancy cakes is to cream the butter while adding the sugar gradually. Next beat the butter and sugar well together. Add the egg yolks and beat them into the mixture. Sift the flour with the baking powder and the salt and add alternately with the milk. Beat well after each addition. Fold in the beaten whites of the eggs last. Bake in a shallow greased pan for about twenty minutes. The pan should be of such size that the cake when baked will be about one inch thick. When the baking is finished, turn the cake out on a clean cloth. When cool, cut in desired shapes, cover with icing and decorate in any desired manner. This amount will cut into approximately a dozen individual fancy cakes. Round, star, diamond, square or rectangular cookie or cake cutters are usually selected for this recipe.


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