Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a very simple cake. I made it for my Dad when he came to visit, and he said it smelled like pancakes. I got this out of the 1953 Better Homes And Gardens New Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir shortening to soften.
  2. Gradually add sugar, and cream together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each.
  5. Sift flour, baking powder, salt together 3 times, add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, a little at a time.
  6. Beat after each addition till smooth.
  7. Bake in 2 paper-lined 9x1 1/2-inch round pans in moderate overn (375°) about 25 minutes.
Most Helpful

This is the first cake I ever baked made with my mom many years ago and was my family's standard. It is so much better than cakes you make from a box because there is no chemical aftertaste and it's denser and has a heavier crumb so holds up to frosting very well. I now make it for my children and they love it too! Thanks cookin4my3boys!!

Acerast December 13, 2006

This was a nice, simple but lovely cake. It's better than a boxed mix, and almost as easy. I frosted it with cocoa frosting.

justcallmejulie April 13, 2005