Plain Cake
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Plain Cake

Yield: 12 eight-inch layers or 9 nine-inch layers or 12 dozen cup cakes



  1. Sift flour, then measure.
  2. Resift with baking powder and salt.
  3. Cream shortening and vanilla thoroughly.
  4. Add sugar and continue creaming until light and fluffy.
  5. Beat in the eggs.
  6. Add dry ingredients alternately with diluted milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
  7. Pour into greased layer cake or muffin pans.
  8. Bake in a moderate oven (375f) about 25 minutes.
  9. Orange or pineapple cup cakes variation: use orange or pineapple juice in place of the water; no soda is necessary; omit vanilla and use grated orange rind.

Other Information

Author: Organization.Evaporated Milk Association

Source: Quantity Recipes for Quality Foods (1939-01-01)

Category: Dessert

Measure: avoirdupois

Ingredient: flour, baking powder, salt, shortening, vanilla, sugar, egg, evaporated milk, water

Equipment: oven, cake pan, muffin pan, measuring spoons, measuring cups, egg beater

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