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Dinette Cake

Rated as 4.12 out of 5 Stars

"If you need a simple one-egg cake easy to make in a small kitchen, this is your recipe!"
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Ingredients

servings 233
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 - 8x8 inch pan)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), grease and flour an 8x8 inch pan.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add shortening and milk. Mix until smooth, then add vanilla and egg. Mix well.
  3. Pour into an 8x8 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 233 calories; 7.8 37.9 2.9 20 228 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Bravo ! Excellent coffee cake. Very easy to make. I added a tablespoon of shortening and an extra teaspoon of vanilla & butter extract for added moistness and flavor. Overall an A+ ! Works great...

Most helpful critical review

It's just a matter of personal expectations, I guess, that account for the variation in reviews of this recipe. This is a basic, standard recipe for Dinette Cake that is quite common and has bee...

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It's just a matter of personal expectations, I guess, that account for the variation in reviews of this recipe. This is a basic, standard recipe for Dinette Cake that is quite common and has bee...

Bravo ! Excellent coffee cake. Very easy to make. I added a tablespoon of shortening and an extra teaspoon of vanilla & butter extract for added moistness and flavor. Overall an A+ ! Works great...

I have this thing about cooking with shortening, I hate it. So, instead I substituted Land-O-Lakes Light Butter, and the cakes (we made mini, individual heart cakes instead of one big one) came ...

This was the perfect cake for a two person home. Very moist with the kind of thick, spongy texture I love. Went great with chocolate peanut butter frosting : )

Good texture if you do the following: cream the sugar and shortening together then add your egg and mix in your dry ingredients. The directions aren't too clear but that worked well for me. I al...

The cake turned out really fluffy, just like a cake made from cake mix. My family really likes this one. I would definately make this one again.

I tried this recipe because it was the only one which I had all the ingredients in the house. This recipe made 18 yummy little cupcakes. They were a tad dry but frosting fixed that. This is a si...

My family really likes this cake. We make the cake and add fresh strawberries and some vanilla ice cream. It is our favorite strawberry shortcake.

I've made this twice now and it's a good recipe. Fast, easy and tasty. I used raw sugar because that's what I had and along with vanilla, it made the cake taste and look delicious. A nice golden...