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This is a very old recipe that I got from my deceased friend Holli's Aunt Bert. Everyone will love it.



Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix together the buttermilk with the baking soda. Set aside. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat well.

  • Add buttermilk and baking soda mixture.

  • Sift dry ingredients, and add to creamed mixture.

  • Add boiling water, and mix well.

  • Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

  • Let cool. I frost with cream cheese frosting.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 33.4g; fat 6.9g; cholesterol 44.7mg; sodium 174.3mg. Full Nutrition