Favorite Butterscotch Cake
|Sifted cake flour||2 Cup (32 tbs) (Swans Down)|
|Baking powder||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Calumet)|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)|
|Vanilla||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Eggs||2 , unbeaten|
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in sifter.
Stir shortening just to soften.
Sift in flour mixture.
Add brown sugar.
Add the milk and vanilla and mix until all flour is dampened.
Beat 2 minutes at a low speed of electric mixer or 300 vigorous strokes by hand.
Add eggs; beat 1 minute longer in mixer or 150 strokes by hand.
Pour batter into two 8-inch layer pans which have been lined on bottoms with paper.
Bake in moderate oven (375Â°F.) 20 to 25 minutes.
Frost, with Quick Caramel Frosting or Sea Foam Frosting