Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (162 degrees C).
All-Purpose Flour (2 cups)
three times into a mixing bowl.
Sift flour the final time into a large mixing bowl, then sift in
Baking Powder (1/2 Tbsp)
Into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add
Salted Butter (1 cup)
Granulated Sugar (1 cup)
. Cream together for 8 minutes, gradually increasing the speed and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add half of the dry ingredients into the stand mixer. Mix until partially incorporated.
Buttermilk (1/3 cup)
Vanilla Extract (1/2 Tbsp)
. Mix to combine, then add the remaining dry ingredients. Mix until batter is smooth.
Transfer batter to a greased 8 by 12-inch loaf pan. Smooth out.
Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour. Don't open your oven to check during the first 50 minutes.
Allow cake to cool completely inside the pan.
Dust the top of the cake with
Powdered Confectioners Sugar (to taste)
. Slice and serve.