Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is another "from scratch" recipe from my friend Miss Linda Mayhood. She bakes this in an 8 x 8 pan to use for strawberry shortcake or doubles it and bakes it in a 13 x 9 x 2 and just serves it as wonderful cake.
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄3 cup shortening (recommend Crisco)
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Heat oven to 350°.
- Grease and flour 8 x 8-inch pan.
- Beat all ingredients in mixer bowl about 5-6 minutes.
- Pour into pan.
- Linda says recipe can be doubled and baked in a 13 x 9 x 2 pan.
- Doesn't even need icing.
- Use for strawberry shortcake.
I doubled the recipe and baked in two 9" pans for about half an hour-ish. I reduced the sugar (1 cup instead of 2), substituted 2/3 c. softened unsalted butter, and increased vanilla to 1 Tbs. I then filled and frosted the layers with Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting. Not a piece left and rave reviews all around! :o) I do admit to creaming the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla; mixing the dry together in a separate bowl; and adding it in alternately with the milk... still easy-peasy with all the "extra" steps I did! :)
I have been making this similar cake for many years from my Betty Crocker ckbk, I double it all the time and cooks up like a dream. My hubby won't eat anything else for his strawberry shortcake but this recipe. The batter is almost like vanilla ice cream and tastes so good. This is a good cake to make pinapple upside down cake too.