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Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake

 Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake
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
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup 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.