Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 piece: 353 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake
"I just made this cake. I tweaked it a little by using salted butter instead of shortening and I only used 1/3 C of sugar as I don't like real sweet things and 1/2c would be too sweet for me. I also added a little lemon flavoring as well as vanilla. For the icing I used semi-sweet dark chocolate, a little butter and a little milk.......it made a nice glossy, glazy icing. OMG! Perfect!! Nice and buttery with just the right amount of sweet. This cake is great when you don't want a big cake...just a little something to satisfy a craving. I give it 5 stars making it my way : - )"
"I have never made a cake from scratch before, so after hours of searching for scratch recipes, I came across this one because of the great reviews. And I LOVED it. It gets 5 stars, but it does have a slightly floury taste. Not too sure if it is from the flour or the shortening giving it a powder sort of taste. This recipe will be added to my favorites and I can't wait to use it again. I used the cake to make a pineapple upside-down cake."
"I just made this and it is good."
"A family hit. Nice size for a little family treat. No adjustments, simple and basic ingredients. This recipe is a keeper."
"Great made from scratch yellow cake."
"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."
"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"
"This is the second time I have made this. My husband loves it and it's just perfect for the two of us. I make a simple butter frosting for ours and sprinkle pecans on the top."
"this is very delicious, easy to make, but i think its bit too moist but i like it, i made another frosting & i will make it today again !"
"This is a great alternative to boxed cake mixes. I especially like that this cake requires no huge amount of egg whites; (what a waste of eggs.) You can also pour the mixture into a greased 8 inch round baking pan instead of a loaf pan. I did not try the icing in this recipe- I frosted my cake with chocolate icing. My family likes all things chocolate and rarely really enjoys white cake; they loved this one; (the chocolate icing helped this!) Great classic cake, I will make it again."
"I think the flour that is listed for the frosting is actually part of the cake, instead .. .. .. a mistake in the directions."
"I have made this several times and will continue to make it. I didn't care for the icing so I use a simple chocolate buttercream instead. My husband did really like the icing listed here though. I did use butter instead of shortening but didn't change anything else. It makes a perfect little cake for two without having a bunch of wasted cake. Thank you for posting this recipe."