Wholesome Wednesday: Rich Yellow Cake

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This is the first recipe in our new Wholesome Wednesday series.  We’re going to be bringing you some old recipes from the turn of the century through the 1940’s.  Modernizing the recipes as needed.  This recipe for Rich Yellow cake didn’t need any changing at all.  It’s a delightfully rich and flavorful yellow cake.  We made some cupcakes with it.  And I can guarantee it didn’t take much longer to throw together than it would to use a cake mix.  But the flavor and texture are so much better. 
Rich Yellow Cake


1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1 ½ cup sugar
3 eggs
2 ¼ cup flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together shortening, softened butter and sugar till fluffy.  Add eggs.  Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl.  Add alternately with milk and vanilla.  Mix till just incorporated. 
Recipe makes:
(2) 9-inch round cake pans, grease well bake @ 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
24 cupcakes, line tins with cupcake papers bake @ 350 for 20-22 minutes.
9×13 inch pan, grease well bake @350 for 30-40 minutes.
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