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Busy Day Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nancy Mills
Added: Friday, October 2, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/3 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups sifted flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Stir shortening just to soften. Sift dry ingredients. Add egg and half the milk; mix till all flour is dampened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed with electric mixer. Add remaining milk and vanilla; beat 2 minutes longer. Bake in paper- lined 9 x 9x 2 inch pan in moderate oven 375 about 25 minutes or till done.

Note: If you like, substitute 1/3 cup salad oil for shortening in cake. When substituting oil, follow method below.

Sift together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Add salad oil, milk, and vanilla; stir till flour is dampened. Then beat till satin smooth (2 minutes at med speed)). Beat egg till thick and light ( 3 minutes at high speed). Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating constantly. Fold egg mixture thoroughly into batter. Bake as above.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was an easy, cheap cake I made very often when my boys were young and we were on a very limited budget. I often added different flavorings and icings to make it different.

 

 

 

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