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Classic Layer Cake

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Pound
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Large
  Vanilla extract/Grated lemon rind /orange rind 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Self rising flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Superfine sugar 1 Tablespoon (For Dusting)
  Jam/Butter cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (To Use As Filling)
  Icing 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Soft, To Cover The Cake)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Take two 7-inch straight-sided layer cake pans, butter them, and line the bottoms with buttered waxed paper.
2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.

MAKING
3. In a bowl, beat the butter until it is soft
4. Add the sugar, and cream the mixture until it forms a light and fluffy paste.
5. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, into the paste.
6. Add a few drops of vanilla, or lemon or orange rind - whichever you're using.
6. Sift the flour and beat it in the mixture.
7. Take the two pans, divide this mixture equally between them, and level off the surface.
8. In the pre-heated oven, bake the cakes side by side, if you can, in the center at 350 degree Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes.

SERVING
9. Cool the cakes on a wire rack.
10. Put jam or a butter cream filling on the top of one cake and put the other one on top to create the layered cake.
11. Dust the top of the cake with superfine sugar.
12. You can also cover the cake with a soft icing and serve it.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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