Easy Three Layer Cake Recipe

Three Layer Cake
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  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 1 cake (8 servings)
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An easy cake to make up from scratch.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs (separated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

How to Make It

  1. Cream together butter and sugar; blend in the egg yolks. Add vanilla to milk.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients.
  3. Alternating with milk mixture, add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Beat well.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter, mixing just until blended.
  5. Pour batter into three greased and floured 8- or 9-inch cake pans or one greased and floured 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  6. Bake layers at 375 F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Bake the one layer cake at 350 F for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 523
    Total Fat 29 g
    Saturated Fat 17 g
    Unsaturated Fat 9 g
    Cholesterol 148 mg
    Sodium 322 mg
    Carbohydrates 62 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 6 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)