I recently made this cake for a friend’s birthday, and it is an old recipe from the 1950′s. Sprinkle with coconut and chopped maraschino cherries if you wish.

Large White Birthday Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 5 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan.

    2 Sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt.

    3 In a large bowl, combine shortening, sugar, yolks, and vanilla; beat with mixer. Add sifted flour mixture alternately with milk in three parts; continue to beat until just blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

    4 Bake for about 35 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on a wire rack. Ice with Fluffy Boiled Icing. Sprinkle with coconut and chopped maraschino cherries if you wish.


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