Basic 1-2-3-4 Cake Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 55 MINUTES

2 ratings
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  • 2 sticks butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups self-rising flour, sifted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350°.

Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) cake pans. Using an electric mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Add sugar and continue to cream well for 6 to 8 minutes. Add eggs,1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Add vanilla and continue to beat until just mixed. Divide batter equally among prepared pans. Level batter in each pan by holding pan 3 or 4 inches above counter, then dropping it flat onto counter. Do this several times to release air bubbles and assure you of a more level cake. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cool in pans 5 to 10 minutes. Invert cakes onto cooling racks. Cool completely and spread cake layers with your favorite frosting to make a 3-layer cake.

Basic 1-2-3-4 Cake


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2 Reviews

Sandra 10/19/2015
Excellent and ea

Excellent and easy

suellen 4/25/2015
I,m so happy Pau

I,m so happy Paula is going back on TV!!!--The Food Network goofed up big time.!!!!!!!You go girl your fans are right behind you. I haven't watched the Food Network since they messed up and cancelled your show. Best Wishes for a Bright future.
Suellen Brant
Longview. Wa.

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