How to Bake a Pastel Cake

How to Bake a Pastel Cake Recipe
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I doubled my recipe to make 2 pans in order to have layers.

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Milk. Just a little

Milk. Just a little

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Big chunk of butter and 2 eggs.  Remember I doubled the original list of ingredients.

Big chunk of butter and 2 eggs. Remember I doubled the original list of ingredients.

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Let all ingredients come to room temperature. Sit out about 1 hour prior to baking. Place butter and sugar in mixing bowl and mix on high. I use hand mixer. Beat in eggs one at a time.

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Cream sugar and butter. Then add eggs. Beat each time you add an egg 5 long minutes on high.

Cream sugar and butter. Then add eggs. Beat each time you add an egg 5 long minutes on high.

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Dry ingredients. Flour, sugar, baking powder

Dry ingredients. Flour, sugar, baking powder

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Mix in half dry ingredients. Add milk. Blend then add the rest dry. Add extract. Beat on high for 10 mins. I like really fluffy batter.

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My extracts. I added almond extract because I love it so much. The same amount as vanilla.

My extracts. I added almond extract because I love it so much. The same amount as vanilla.

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Had to stop and check on the baby. He's fine.

Had to stop and check on the baby. He's fine.

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Batter all mixed up and ready. Prepared 9in pans. Food coloring dropped in.  4 pretty colors of your choice. Pink, purple, yellow and blue/green.

Batter all mixed up and ready. Prepared 9in pans. Food coloring dropped in. 4 pretty colors of your choice. Pink, purple, yellow and blue/green.

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Blue/green swirled with purple in one pan. Pink and yellow swirled in the other.

Blue/green swirled with purple in one pan. Pink and yellow swirled in the other.

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Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Check on it after 20 minutes. I left mine too long at 40 minutes.

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In the oven ready to come out. I made buttercream icing.

In the oven ready to come out. I made buttercream icing.

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Finished cake. I only iced the top.

Finished cake. I only iced the top.

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Beautiful inside even though I baked it a little long.

Beautiful inside even though I baked it a little long.

Ingredients

1 Cup Sugar 
½ Cups Butter 
2 Eggs 
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 
Cups Flour 
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 
½ Cups Milk 
9 Inches Round cake pan 
Food colors 
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