Never Fail Plain Cake

  • Yield : 8
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 1:5 h
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My husband’s mother loved to bake this cake for her husband and children. I use this cake now as a shortcake for sliced strawberries topped with Cool Whip or iced with chocolate served with a fresh brewed cup of coffee.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavoring
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup nuts optional


Step 1

Mix all ingredients in a large glass bowl and pour into 13"x 9" x 2" loaf cake pan that has been greased and lightly floured.

Step 2

Bake at 350 degrees until done; usually 30-40 min.


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Kaplan, Louisiana Louisiana
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