Thursday, October 25, 2012

Grandma Smith's One, Two, Three Four White Celebration Cake

Grandma Smith's One, Two, Three, Four White Celebration Cake
A favorite celebration recipe that has been in our family for many years is a delicious from-scratch white cake that's called One, Two, Three, Four Cake. The name comes from the first four ingredients--1 cup, 2 cups, 3 cups, and 4 eggs--easy and beautiful.
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
4 eggs
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon extract
1 1/2 cups milk
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each egg. In another mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture alternately with the milk. (One cup of flour mixture and mix in then add 1/2 cup of milk and beat. Do this each time, beating well between additions.) Add the flavorings. Beat on high speed of the electric mixer for 3 minutes. Pour into two greased and floured 9-inch round pans and bake for 35-minutes or until done. Remove from oven and let cool about 5 minutes before removing cakes from pans. (I also sometimes us one 13-inch by 9-inch pan and bake for 45 minutes.)
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter (one stick)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 Tablespoon milk
12-ounces flaked coconut, separated
Cream the butter and sugar together until well mixed. (I like to melt the butter slightly because it mixes in better. I put it in the microwave for about 25 seconds.) Add the flavorings and milk and mix until creamy. Frost the cake. (When I make the layer cake, I double the frosting recipe.) Sprinkle flaked or shredded coconut on top of the cake.

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