With the minimum required ingredients.
From the box of A.D. from Lutz, Florida, by way of Pennsylvania in the 1940s, and originating in Ohio in the 1920s.
1/2 cup butter
1-1/2 cup sugar
2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup nut meats
3/4 tsp. baking powder
Rub butter and sugar to a light cream. Add eggs, beaten light, then the flour, sifted with baking powder. Mix with milk and nuts into a rather firm batter. Bake in a paper lined pan in steady oven. 35 minutes.