cups cake flour sifted
teaspoons baking powder
cup butter or margarine, softened
cups granulated sugar
teaspoons pure vanilla extract (for whiter cake use Wilton clear)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt: set aside. In large bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Continue beating one minute. Pour into prepared pans filling cups about 2/3 full. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on rack; remove from pan and cool completely before decorating.