1 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 t. vanilla
1-1/2 c. flour
1 3/4 t. baking powder
3/4 c. whole milk
Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan (or line a cupcake pan with paper liners).
In large bowl, add the sugar and butter and beat for 4 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla. Gradually stir in the flour and baking powder. Then add the milk and beat until the batter smooth.
Pour or spoon batter into prepared pan. (The cake won’t rise much.) For cake, bake 30 minutes. For cupcakes, but 20 to 25 minutes.
Frost with a half recipe of Easy Buttercream Frosting.