Tuesday was my son's 15th birthday, and a busy day it was. I had my aunt coming over from Seattle and my daughter was scheduled to take her drive test (which she passed). And I had to teach a morning class. So, knowing that a cake was in order I went for a good reliable, tasty cake: the 1 2 3 4 Cake.
What gives it it's name? Its main ingredients: 1 cup of butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, and 4 eggs, (as well as leavening agents, and 1 1/4 cup buttermilk). I love this cake.
And the icing was simple enough. I knew that my son really likes cream cheese icing, which I make with cream cheese, the just and zest of one lemon, milk, vanilla, butter, and powdered sugar. The lemon makes it, and when the 1 2 3 4 Cake is iced, it is quite moist. Oh so good.
And it only lasted two days. Mmmm. . .