Prep 7 mins
Cook 35 mins
You can mix this up in a hurry.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄3 cups sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 eggs
- Heat oven to 350*.
- Mix dry ingredients in lg bowl.
- Add shortening, milk and vanilla.
- Beat on med for 2 minutes.
- Add eggs and beat for 30 seconds more.
- Bake in greased 13x9 pan for 35 minutes, or until pick comes out clean.
When this cake came out of the oven, I couldn't believe I actually baked this! It was moist, fluffy, light, and "eggy". I must admit, this was the first sheet cake I've ever made and I've never tried the "betty" kind, tho having tried this I wouldn't go for the commercial kind in the future. I don't have a mixer, so I do everyhing by hand. it toke me a while to get the mixture free of lump before adding the eggs, but it was fun to do! I separated the eggs, beat the egg white til fluffy, and add the yolk then fold in whites (something I picked up from foodnetworkCanada). It wasn't hard to make at all! Most importnat of all, it lifts my curse as "queen of burnt baker" and gives me alot of confidence! Thank you SO MUCH. I just served the cake slices with strawberry+sugar syrup and alittle powdered sugar. I think frosting wouldn't do this cake justice. Thank you again MIssNEzzz!
Excellent substitute for a yellow cake mix. It took 9 minutes from start to the oven. Cake baked up very nicely and had a nice flavor. I used half of recipe for 8x8-inch cake pan and the amount was perfect. Thanks so much for a winner.
Always nice to have a simple basic on hand. This is cheaper and better than the boxed mixes in my opinion.