Yellow Cake Made from Scratch

Very simple cake, anyone can make it. You may substitute butter or margarine for half of the shortening if you desire.

Yellow Cake Made from Scratch


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch pan. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

2 In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating just to combine. finally, stir in vanilla. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Frost and enjoy.


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