This is a very old recipe. It uses basic items found in most any pantry.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 cups cake flour
- 4 egg yolks
- 4 egg whites
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round pans.
In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup of the sugar. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks well, then add to butter mixture.
Sift together flour and baking powder. Add alternately with the milk to the butter-sugar mixture. Beat well. Add vanilla.
Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Add 1 cup sugar to the egg whites. Fold into cake batter.
Divide evenly into three prepared 9 inch round pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes.