|13 tbsp • Unsalted butter • cut into small pieces|
|3 1/2 cup • All purpose flour|
|1/2 cup • Sugar|
|1 tbsp • Baking powder|
|1/4 tsp • Salt|
|1 3/4 cup • Heavy cream|
Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously butter 3 (8-inch) round cake pans and set aside.
Using a food processor - combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add in the butter and pulse in food processor until the mix resembles course crumbs.
Gradually add heavy cream and pulse in food processor (stir with a fork when needed to distribute cream)
(ALTERNATIVE TO FOOD PROCESSOR - Mix the above listed ingredients together in a large bowl and cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives. Stir cream into bowl with a fork until just moistened. Be sure not to over mix.
Gather dough into a large ball (if using food processor, first transfer mixture into large bowl) and gently knead on a lightly floured surface, just until smooth (about 5 turns).
Divide the dough into 3 equal portions. With your hands, press each piece of dough into the prepared cake pans. Make it as smooth as possible and spread dough to the edges.
Bake the cakes for about 25 minutes or until the top is golden. Let cakes cool in pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn cakes out onto the wire rack to cool completely.