I recently made this cake for a friend's birthday, and it is an old recipe from the 1950's. Sprinkle with coconut and chopped maraschino cherries if you wish.

Carol

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
9 x 13 inch cake
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Ingredients

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

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan.

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  • Sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt.

  • In a large bowl, combine shortening, sugar, yolks, and vanilla; beat with mixer. Add sifted flour mixture alternately with milk in three parts; continue to beat until just blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake for about 35 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on a wire rack. Ice with Fluffy Boiled Icing. Sprinkle with coconut and chopped maraschino cherries if you wish.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; protein 3.2g 7% DV; carbohydrates 36.6g 12% DV; fat 7.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 58.3mg 19% DV; sodium 214.9mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2004
I've baked this cake twice in the past 2 months. Once for my son's 2nd birthday and one for Valentine's day. First time I baked it, I used a 9x13 pan it was a little on the dry side, and it had air pocket holes throughout the cake...still delicious though. Second time I made it I added a bit more milk, used a donut cake pan and tapped the pan on the counter a few times before I put it in the oven... needless to say I almost ate the whole darn cake myself!! Delicious, moist and no air pocket holes. I used a butter icing on the cake and it was to die for!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2007
the cake was very delicious. but when i made it it sunk in the middle. so i tried it again (thinking it was my fault.)and it sunk again. very tasty but couldnt do anything with it. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2004
I've baked this cake twice in the past 2 months. Once for my son's 2nd birthday and one for Valentine's day. First time I baked it, I used a 9x13 pan it was a little on the dry side, and it had air pocket holes throughout the cake...still delicious though. Second time I made it I added a bit more milk, used a donut cake pan and tapped the pan on the counter a few times before I put it in the oven... needless to say I almost ate the whole darn cake myself!! Delicious, moist and no air pocket holes. I used a butter icing on the cake and it was to die for!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2003
This cake is very delicious. It came out just right. I iced it with the Wedding Cake Icing on this site and it was a hit. All the kids loved it. Will be making again. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2004
Favor was good but it did come out a little dry. Next time I will try substituting drained applesauce for 1/2 the shortening. I have found this helps keep baked goods moist. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2007
the cake was very delicious. but when i made it it sunk in the middle. so i tried it again (thinking it was my fault.)and it sunk again. very tasty but couldnt do anything with it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2009
very good cake a little heavy- extremely soft everyone loved this cake Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/24/2007
Maybe i did something wrong because this cake was dry and I did not care for the taste; maybe it was me.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2005
This cake was great. It was just perfect topped with crushed strawberries! Yes it is a little dry but that is just what we needed since the strawberries are runny. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2009
Absolutely wonderful! I substituted soy milk for the regular milk and it still turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/07/2007
Normally I use a regular cake mix with a few extra ingredients and LOVE it but since I couldn't find a mix in the house I decided to try this one. Not sure what I did wrong. It was a bit dry despite the extra milk I added. Am I the only one who thought this tasted sour? The consistency was more like cornbread...not a very sweet cake at all. My husband liked it but said he still preferred the box mix. I would have thrown it out. Read More
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