Posted by KutinaI have tried many layer cake recipes that claimed to be moist and it wasn't. Sometimes there was not enough batter to make good and even sized layers, so I thought I would try to come up with a recipe to make a BIG, you know, sometimes you need a BIG cake for a family gathering. I have tested this twice and I really like it.
Kutina's Layer Cake
- 1 1/2cup Butter Crisco Shortening 1 - 1 1/2 sticks of butter (not margarine) 3 cups white sugar 8 eggs (room temp) 4 cups Cake Flour (I used only Swans Down) 2 Tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 3/4 cups evaporated milk 1/2 teaspoon lemon, rum and almond flavor 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Cream shortening and butter (about 2 minutes); add sugar beat until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add flavors. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Add this to mixture, alternating with milk. REMEMBER: start with flour mixture and end with flour mixture. Beat until well blended, until mixture looks smooth. DO NOT OVERBEAT. Bake in 4 or 5 9 inch cake pans or 3 or 4 10 inch cake pans or 2 or 3 12 inch cake pans -depending on the height you want for your cake.