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Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake Recipe

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This makes a perfect cake for a special dinner for two. I have made lots of cakes and this one is easy. There have been many suppers for two since our family has grown and flown the nest. —Diane Still, Monroe, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • PENUCHE FROSTING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 353 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add egg; beat well. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat on medium speed for two minutes. Pour into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for two minutes. Stir in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cool to lukewarm. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar. Place pan in a bowl of ice water; stir until mixture reaches desired spreading consistency. Spread frosting over top of cake. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake in Cooking for 2 Summer 2008, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 353 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

Great made from scratch yellow cake.

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

Love! I made some changes, used butter instead of shortening. I also found out after I started making the frosting that I didn't have powdered sugar. I ended up drizzling the brown sugar/butter mixture on top of the cake. It was amazing, don't think I'll even add the powdered sugar next time.

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

Made this cake for our 3rd. Son 25 Birthday today he loved it :)grandchildren enjoyed helping making it, (also so delicious and moist)! Thank u!

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

such a great recipe for a yellow cake , moist with rich flavor, i made it more than once already! thanks a lot for sharing the recipe

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

LOVE

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