Saturday, January 24, 2009

Celebration Cake

Recipe from Southern Living Our Best-Ever Cakes & Pies pg. 57
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350.

Beat sugar and butter at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla.

Combine flour and baking soda in a small bowl; add sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at medium speed just until blended after each addition.

Pour batter into a 9 x 13 pan sprayed generously with Baker's Joy.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cool. Ice as desired.