1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup soft shortening such as butter
Into the wet ingredients you can place the flavors such as:
anise flavor (1/8 teaspoon)
almond flavor(1/8 teaspoon)
lemon flavor (1/2 teaspoon)
vanilla flavor (1 teaspoon real, or 1 tablespoon artificial)
Opt: cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon) and ginger (1/4 teaspoon)
A drop or two of food color can be used in the batter for a colored cake. For ex. 1 drop of red will give a pink cake, and 2 or 3 will give more of a red cake.
[It is also possible to disolve the sugar and salt in the wet ingredients before mixing the wet and dry ingredients]
Mix dry ingredients together in a seperate bowl.
Mix wet ingredients together in a seperate bowl.
Mix wet and dry ingredents together.
"Dust" a cake pan with a coat of oil with a flour dusting over it. This will act as an insulator so that the cake is not burnt on its sides and helps it release from the pan.
Pour cake batter into the pan. Make sure the batter does not go more than about 1/2 up the sides of the pan because the rest will be needed as the batter/cake rises.
Bake at 350 F. degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Check after 20 min. with a fork or toothpick to see if batter is not wet still.
When cooked, remove from oven and place on a cooling surface.
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