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basic vanilla cake

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Brittney Eury
Wallace, NC

This is a great recipe!

(4 ratings)

Ingredients For basic vanilla cake

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 c
  • 4
  • 1 c
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla, or flavoring of your choice

How To Make basic vanilla cake

  • 1
    In a large bowl sift together flour, salt and baking powder and set aside.
  • 2
    Add flavoring to milk and set aside.
  • 3
    Cream together shortening, butter, sugar and mix until light and fluffy about 5 minutes.
  • 4
    With mixer on low add eggs one at a time mixing well after each one.
  • 5
    With mixer still on low alternate flour mixture and milk mixture beginning and ending with flour mixture. Dont over mix!
  • 6
    Pour into 2-3 prepared 8 or 9 inch pans or cupcake liners filling them only half way.
  • 7
    Bake in a 325 degreese oven until toothpick is inserted and comes out with moist crumbs.
  • 8
    If your cake if slightly domed when you take it out of the oven quickly place a paper towl directly on the cake and lightly press down. This will keep you from having to level and loose part of your cake. Give it a try and let me know it it works for you.

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