1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Time to bake!
Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan.
Mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
Beat sugar, butter, vanilla extract and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
Beat on high speed 5 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk on low speed. Pour into pan.
Bake 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 20 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 40 minutes.