• 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature, whisked
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Butter and flour a tube pan
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside
  4. In a stand mixer, beat the butter until smooth
  5. Add the sugar to the butter and cream together until light and fluffy
  6. Add the eggs in small additions (mixture is properly combined when it looks white, fluffy, and increased in volume)
  7. Add flour mixture and milk alternately, scraping down the bowl frequently
  8. Add the vanilla
  9. Pour the batter into the tube pan, smooth the top, and bake for 55-65 minutes, until a wooden toothpick comes out clean
  10. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and cool for 10 minutes
  11. Invert the cake onto a cooling rack and cool to room temperature