MY GREAT-GRANDMA CATHERINE MAY'S FAVORITE CAKE
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sour milk (may substitute buttermilk)
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
(8 oz.) cream cheese
butter (do not use margarine!)
Cream the shortening with the sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour, soda, salt and spices alternately with sour milk; beat thoroughly.
Pour batter into 2 greased layer cake pans (or a 13x9" baking pan). Bake for 30 minutes in a 350-degree oven or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
To make frosting, combine ingredients in medium bowl and mix well. Carefully spread on cooled cake. You may sprinkle some chopped pecans or walnuts over top of frosting if you like.
Last Updated: Sun, Oct 7, 2012