This is a very old recipe that I got from my deceased friend Holli’s Aunt Bert. Everyone will love it.
1 Mix together the buttermilk with the baking soda. Set aside. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
2 Add buttermilk and baking soda mixture.
3 Sift dry ingredients, and add to creamed mixture.
4 Add boiling water, and mix well.
5 Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
6 Let cool. I frost with cream cheese frosting.