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One - Two - Three - Four Cake III

Rated as 3.71 out of 5 Stars

"1 cup shortening, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, and 4 eggs gives this basic yellow cake recipe flavored with vanilla and almond its name."
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Ingredients

servings 144 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 - 9 inch pans)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) Grease and flour three 9 inch round pans. Sift flour and baking powder together, and set aside. In a separate bowl, add vanilla and almond extract to milk and set aside.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Mix until smooth and divide into three 9 inch round pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 144 calories; 6.5 g fat; 19.6 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 21 mg cholesterol; 65 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I modified this recipe slightly, and it recipe makes a really good, dense layer cake for a strong frosting. Make it with a fudgy icing and you will have a very rich cake. My modifications: (1)...

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I did not care for this recipe.

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I modified this recipe slightly, and it recipe makes a really good, dense layer cake for a strong frosting. Make it with a fudgy icing and you will have a very rich cake. My modifications: (1)...

With minor modifications this is a 5-star yellow cake recipe; as good as it gets! I like the moistness of shortening, but I also I like the flavor and richness of butter - so I used a 50/50 comb...

I have been using this recipe for years with butter instead of shortening and have had very good results.

This is an excellent base for a yellow cake. I use butter. No way does this cake turn out dry if you follow instructions. The butter and sugar require a lot of beating......it is not a cake ...

I did not care for this recipe.

Followed instructions exactly. It came out really dense. The cake developed a bit of a crust to it as well. It wasn't bad, but will require tweaking. I'll be trying it with butter next time inst...

I am 73. When a teenager my mom made this sometimes with chocolate chips and lemon flavoring. She always had the ingredients in the house. I know she used margarine but it was still good. We ...

Took to a party, received many compliments. Changed shortening to 50/50 butter and vegetable shortening. The Fudge Icing really topped off the taste.