1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare 3 round layer pans or 1- 9 x 13 baking pan with grease and flour.
2Beat together with electric mixer, shortening, sugar and eggs.
Alternate flour, baking powder and soda with milk.
Beat it well.
Add vanilla extract, beat again , then add all other ingredients and mix well.
3Pour into 3 prepared round layer pans or 1 9x13 prepared baking pan.
Place in a preheated 35o degree oven for 30 minutes.
When done remove from oven, turn out of baking pan and allow to cool completely before frosting.