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Recipe for Smith Island Cake

For those with a love for baking and a desire to embark on a culinary adventure, making your own Smith Island Cake can be a rewarding experience. To begin, gather the following ingredients:

  1. 3 cups of all-purpose flour

  2. 2 cups of sugar

  3. 1 cup of butter, softened

  4. 1 cup of milk

  5. 4 large eggs

  6. 1 teaspoon of baking powder

  7. 1/2 teaspoon of salt

  8. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  9. Frosting of your choice (chocolate, vanilla, etc.)


With these ingredients in hand, you're ready to embark on your Smith Island Cake baking journey!

Step-by-Step Baking Guide

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until fluffy.

  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  5. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing well after each addition.

  6. Stir in the vanilla extract.

  7. Divide the batter evenly into separate cake pans and smooth the tops with a spatula.

  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.

  9. Allow the cakes to cool completely before carefully removing them from the pans.

  10. Layer the cakes, spreading a generous amount of frosting between each layer.

  11. Once layered, spread frosting over the top and sides of the cake.

  12. Refrigerate the cake for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

        Now, sit back, relax, and savor the fruits of your labor as you enjoy your homemade Smith Island Cake.

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