Miss Linda's Dinette Cake
- Ready In:
- 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.
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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 Recipe #70860. 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.
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