1/2 lb butter
1 t nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 cups cake flour
All the stuff should be at room temperature.
Beat butter for 4 minutes with nutmeg and salt
Gradually blend in sugar, 2 minutes
Beat in 4 eggs, one at a time
Stir in all the flour at once, beat 2 minutes
Blend in last egg, 15 seconds
Place in buttered, floured tube pan
Bake in cold oven, 300F. Bake 1.5 hours
I like this dusted with confectioner's sugar! You could also leave out the nutmeg and add a bit of orange or lemon zest ...