"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Plain Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Beaver

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup sugar
c. shortening or margarine
2 or 3 eggs
1 teas. vanilla
1-2 cups flour
teas. salt
2 teas. baking powder
1 c. milk (can use part canned, part whole)

Directions:
Directions:
Cream together the sugar and shortening. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla. Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add it to the sugar/shortening mixture alternately with the milk, ending with flour. Pour into 9 X 13 pan. Bake in a 350 oven until done.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12-15
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30-45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My Mom told me that when she was young neighbors would hire her to make this cake and they would pay her 25 cents! I use this recipe when I make a Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

To make a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, just melt 1 stick butter in the oven in the bottom of 9 X 13 pan, remove from oven and add one large can crushed pineapple (juice and all) and 1 cup of brown sugar. Stir well and pour cake batter over top. Bake as usual...might take a little longer and look a little browner, but that's ok! After removing from oven, let stand 5-10 minutes then invert onto foil covered cookie sheet. Decorate with red maraschino cherries!

 

 

 

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