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Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake

 Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake
"This makes a perfect cake for a special dinner for two," writes Diane Still from Monroe, Georgia. "I have made lots of cakes and this one is easy. There have been many suppers to two since our family has grown and flown the nest."
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar.

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Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
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.