1-2-3-4 Cake is a classic that has been handed down from generation to generation. It is a wonderful basic recipe that is good for any occasion such as holidays, birthdays and anytime you just want a good cake. I can remember my mother making this 1-2-3-4 cake when I was young. Try this cake on your friends and family for a delicious treat they will love. 1-2-3-4 cake recipe will quickly become one you go to time and again. You can use any kind of frosting on this cake and I have added all kinds of ingredients for variety.
1-2-3-4 Cake Simple Ingredients Needed:
White granulated sugar
All-purpose flour or you can use cake flour, too.
Easy Chocolate Frosting Ingredients Needed:
Powdered sugar (not granulated)
Milk (You can use more or less milk to get the consistency you like in the frosting)
As you can see this cake is made with simple ingredients and the amount of each the eggs, flour, sugar and butter is where it gets its name.
Please remember that all ovens vary so don’t overcook your cake. Test it and make sure it’s done but don’t over cook it. Also, don’t over mix the cake, which is also a reason why cakes turn out dry. The ingredients are over mixed.
“This cake had the perfect old fashioned church potluck flavor! Moist tender and delicious. I used buttercream frosting, but I was tempted to poke warm chocolate sauce on it and let it melt through. I just don’t see how anyone can get this wrong. Room temp, measure all items before mixing, and stir dry ingredients together. 250 stars and up!” G.King
“This is a classic recipe. When I think of a traditional birthday cake, this cake is it. It’s the best.” – Christy
“Easy cake to make with a nice texture. I am not a fan of chocolate cake or icing, but really liked this icing. The icing is what makes this cake.” – Marsha
“My grandmother, my mother and all of my aunts always made this cake. The only difference was, my mother used 1 Tablespoon of vanilla instead of any almond. I have been making this cake all my life also. It is just a wonderful tasting yellow cake. We have always loved it! My daughter now makes this cake for her family, either in cake form or cupcakes. So now we have 4 generations using this recipe for a delicious cake.” – Peggy
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for German Chocolate Cake.
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