Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt, a 10-inchtube pan or two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans. Set aside.
Beat butter at medium speed with an electricmixer about 2 minutes or until softand creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time,beating until yellow disappears andmixture is light and fluffy. Add vanilla, mixing well.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour,baking powder and baking soda and then gradually add to creamedmixture, mixing at low speed just untilblended after each addition.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1hour and 20 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on awire rack for 10 to 15 minutes; remove frompan and let cool completely on wirerack.
Makes 1 (10-inch) cake or 2 loafs.
*Or 2 teaspoons vanilla and 1 teaspoonlemon or almond extract.
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