Steps 1 and 2 contradict each other. (Combine sugar with all dry ingredients and set aside; then cream sugar and shortening.) I used margarine instead of shortening, and the procedure was different since I couldn't do step 2. However, that said, this is a great tasting little cake! I even skipped the topping, so it looks a bit bare...but no matter. It's delicious and perfect with a fresh cup of coffee.
I tried this and it works great! I'm not much of a baker but the recipe is really straight forward and the cake was fluffy and great. If I make it again I'm going to add 1/2 cup more blueberries though.