Dinette Cake - THE BEST VANILLA CAKE EVER!

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Ingredients

1 c sugar
2/3 c milk
1/3 c canola oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
BUTTERCREAM ICING
1/4 c butter (softened)
1/4 c shortening
3 c confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 - 2 Tbsp milk (1 to 2 depending on consistency that the icing is taking)

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Bethany Wiberg Recipe
Lightly Salted
Estell Manor, NJ (pop. 1,735)
bfaithj
Member Since Jun 2011
Bethany's notes for this recipe:
During the summer I teach a baking and cooking camp to students from 2nd through 8th grade. At the end of cooking camp we teach the students some basics of baking and let them make a cake and then decorate it. This year my camp's head instructor found this recipe, so I can't take claim as my own even if i wish I could. :) It is my favorite cake and anyone who has tasted it claims it is their favorite as well. Trying it, you will NOT regret it and it's super easy!!

This tastes great with store bought icing or home made icing if you're up for the messy task. I make it with Buttercream icing; you can find the recipe for that here as well.
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Directions

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Cake Directions:
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In a large bowl, beat the sugar, milk, oil, egg, and vanilla until well blended.
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Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
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Gradually add to sugar mixture until blended.
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Pour into a greased 9 -in square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
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Cool on a wire rack. Serve with fruit or ice cream if desired. Can make about 8 - 9 servings.
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Icing Directions:
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In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency.

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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jul 13, 2011
WOW...that's one of the CUTEST cake!!!
Great recipe too BTW.
user Bethany Wiberg bfaithj - Jul 13, 2011
thanks. That one is made out of a round pan and we just cut the top off. We let the kids make it into a flip flop, spongebob, baseball, even an american flag since the last camp was around fourth of july. Wait until you taste the cake... I have to refrain from making one right now since I'm trying to lose weight, otherwise I'll eat it all. hahaha!
user Jan W Neeniejan - Jul 13, 2011
Bethany, I remember this cake recipe from Betty Crocker Cookbook years ago...it's good and easy too! Love the way you have this one decorated, too!! Welcome to JAP and to this group....go check out Chatterbox too...more nice ppl and good recipes!! ♥
user Bea L. BeachChic - Jul 13, 2011
Way too cool!!!! I'll share this recipe with a few groups. Hope it's okay. Thanks!
user Bea L. BeachChic - Jul 13, 2011

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