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One Egg Cake Recipe

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This recipe for One Egg Cake, by , is from Goin Cookin', one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jodie Watts Goin
Added: Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg, well-beaten
1/2 t. vanilla extract
2 c. cake flour
2 1/2 t. Royal Baking Powder*
1/4 t.; salt
1 c. milk

Directions:
Directions:
Cream shortening well; add sugar slowly, beating in well. Add beaten egg and vanilla; beat until well blended. Add the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the milk; mix well. Pour in well greased 8-inch square pan and bake in moderate oven at 350F. about 30-40 minutes.

*Royal Baking Powder is hard to find. More than likely any baking powder can be substituted.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My mother and her sisters talked about a "one-egg cake" all through my childhood in the 1950s and 60s. I never quite knew what they were talking about but this must be it. I found this recipe in a 1939 Royal Baking Powder Cookbook. It's just a simple yellow cake recipe but must have been what she was talking about and one of her mother's creations!

 

 

 

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