Dinette Cake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


9 servings

Updated: Jul. 11, 2022
IT ONLY TAKES MINUTES to get this cake into the oven. It's one of my favorite desserts. I love serving this treat to guests, and it's also one of my grandchildren frequently request I make for them. -Margaret Sanders, Indianapolis, Indiana


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh fruit or ice cream, optional


  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, milk, oil, egg and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture until blended.
  2. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with fruit or ice cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 253 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.