"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating."--Luciano Pavarotti

Dinette Cake Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Dinette Cake, by , is from Cooking With The Cousins, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ruby Hampton Bundy
Added: Thursday, May 8, 2008


1 1/2 c. sifted flour
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

1/3 c. soft shortening (or butter)
2/3 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring

1 egg


Heat oven to 350. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Add shortening, milk, and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes, medium speed. Add egg. Beat 2 minutes more.

Pour into greased and floured 8 X 8 X 2 inch square pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, until toothpick stuck into center comes out clean.

When I started in Home Economics Education in 1957, my brother Darrell bought me "Betty Crocker's Dinner for Two Cook Book," which contained this recipe. It is quick, easy and especially good when served with strawberries for strawberry shortcake. It is also delicious with fresh sliced peaches. We have used it for cupcakes, birthday cakes and everything in between.

The Dinette Cake is also the batter I use in my recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!