Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray two round cake pans with Pam or equivalent.
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternately with:
1 - 1/2 cups buttermilk
Beat well. Pour batter into pans. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until done. Let cool in pan for ten minutes, then turn out on rack to cool completely.
We love this with a tart lemon curd filling between the layers and a bit of cream cheese frosting on the top, then a sprinkle of finely chopped and toasted pecans. Other fruit fillings would also be good. Today I am going to try a thick strawberry jam.