2 sticks butter (1/2 pound), softened
3 cups white granulated sugar
5 large eggs, room temperature
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup milk or evaporated milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond OR lemon extract
Butter and flour cake pan. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until very light and
Add eggs one at a time beating vigorously
after each addition. The air you beat in
now will cause the cake to rise, so if you
are making it by hand, be prepared!