This section is from the book "Queen's Of Cuisine", by Martha Logan. Also available from Amazon: Queens of Cuisine.
Two 9-inch layers, or three 8-inch layers.
Pre-heat oven and set at 375° F.
Line bottoms of two 9-inch or three 8-inch round layer cake pans with two layers of waxed paper.
Have all ingredients at room temperature.
Sift flour before measuring.
Cup Swift'ning 2 cups sifted cake flour 1 1/4 cups sugar.
1 teaspoon salt.
3/4 cup milk.
1 teaspoon vanilla.
3 teaspoons double acting baking powder.
Place Swift'ning in bowl. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into bowl. Add milk and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed of electric mixer, or by hand, using 150 strokes per minute. Throughout mixing time keep batter scraped from sides and bottom of bowl with rubber scaper. Scrape bowl and beaters.
Add Group II. Beat for 2 additional minutes. Scrape bowl and beaters. Pour equal amounts of batter into cake pans. Bake.
About 30 minutes.
Select any frosting.