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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
six 4-inch cakes and flour 3-inch cakes
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan.

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  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt onto a piece of waxed paper.

  • Beat together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

  • Add the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture. Beat at medium-low speed, scraping down sides of bowl frequently, until mixture is smooth. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until center springs back when lightly pressed with fingertip. Transfer pan to wire rack to cool completely.

  • Loosen sides of cake with metal spatula. Invert cake onto cutting surface. Using heart-shape cutters, cut out six 4-inch cakes and four 3-inch cakes. Reserve cake scraps for Fresh Fruit Trifle, (on www.familycircle.com). Makes 6 4-inch cakes and 4 3-inch cakes.

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