This is what I did:
1 stick softened butter
1 cup sugar
Beat these together in large mixing bowl. Then add
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Add in alternating small batches
2 cups self rising flour
1 1/2 cups milk
Beat briskly for about 2 minutes. I did this all by hand.. You can also use a mixer, which would probably give a fluffier cake. Pour into greased and floured cake pans and bake at 350 degree for about 30 minutes or so.. or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 min., loosen sides and place on rack to cool. Ice with whatever icing you would like..
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/2 stick of butter or margarine
Put powdered sugar in medium size bowl with softened butter. Mix well. Use the cold coffee to soften the mix to spreading consistency. Especially good on spice cake.