"When I'm at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time with chopsticks, I always hope that there's a Chinese kid at an American restaurant somewhere who's struggling mightily with a fork."--Rick Budinich
1/4 c. shortening, 1/4 c. butter, 11/2 c. sugar, 21/4 c. sifted flour, 1/2 tsp. soda, 1 c. buttermilk, 1/4 tsp almond extract, 1/4 tsp. orange extract, 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/4 tsp. lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in the order they are in. Bake in 2 -8 inch layer or an 8 inch square pan at 350. Layers: 30 -35 min. square pan:45-50 min Frost with White icing.(same flavor as cake) Decorate edges with grated lemon rind to resemble border of flowers.
This recipe is from a 1942 General Mills Cookbook which sold for .25.
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