How to make it:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour baking dish.
Beat together butter and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in vanilla. Add eggs one at a time,
blending well after each addition.
Combine flour with baking soda and salt.
Add to batter alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour.
Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
Bake for about 1 ½ hours or until a pick inserted comes out clean.