Plain Layer

One pound, two ounces flour.

Twelve ounces sugar.

Half pound butter.

Half pint milk.

Five eggs.

Two teaspoonful baking powder.

One teaspoonful extract.

Cream the sugar and butter, add the eggs one at a time and cream in, add the milk and flavoring little at a time, mixing in fully, sift the baking powder and flour together, two or three times, then add mixing in lightly, bake in layers in a moderate oven, when cold put together with plain icing.

Cheap Plain Layer Cake

One cupful sugar.

Four eggs.

Half cup butter.

One and one-half cupsful flour.

Half cup milk.

One and one-half teaspoonful baking powder.

One teaspoonful flavoring.

Cream the sugar and butter, add the eggs one at a time, creaming in, add the milk and flavoring mixing in well, sift the flour and baking powder together and stir in lightly but fully, bake in regular layer cake tins, in moderate oven. When cold put together with plain icing.

Cheap Layer

Half pound butter.

Twelve ounces sugar.

Whites of five eggs.

Three-fourths pint milk.

One pound flour.

Two teaspoonful baking powder.

One teaspoonful flavoring.

Rub the sugar and butter together until very light, add the milk and flavoring a little at a time, mixing in thoroughly, beat the whites stiff and add, mixing in lightly but fully, sift the baking powder and flour together, add mixing in lightly, bake in layers and put together with any of the icings or fillings.