Brown Sugar Cake

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Brown Sugar Cake

Measure sifted flour, B.P., & salt into mixing bowl. Measure B. Sugar & add. Measure shortening & milk. Measure vanilla into milk. Add soft shortening & the milk to the dry ingredients. Mix on slow to medium speed on mixer for two minutes by the clock. Add eggs (unbeaten). Continue mixing 2 more minutes by the clock. Total mixing time 4 minutes. Bake in moderate oven 350F 35 to 40 minutes for 8 inch layers or 25 to 30 minutes for 9 inch layers.

2 1/2 c flour 3 teas B. P. 1 teas salt B. Sugar 1 3/4 c packed in cup 1/2 c shortening using part butter for flavor 1 c skimmed milk 1 teas vanilla, 2 large eggs



Brown Sugar Cake

2 1/2 c flour

3 t baking powder

1 t salt

1 3/4 c brown sugar, packed

1/2 c shortening

1 c skimmed milk

1 t vanilla

2 large eggs

Measure sifted flour, baking powder & salt into mixing bowl. Combine. Add brown sugar, combine. Add softened shortening and milk with vanilla in it. Mix on slow to medium speed 2 minutes. Add eggs and continue to mix for 2 minutes.  Pour into 2 greased 8″ cake pans and bake 35-40 minutes at 350. For 9″ pans, bake 25-30 minutes.

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