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Favorite One-Egg Cake

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  Sifted cake flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon

.1 Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease well and flour two 8-by-1-1/2-inch layer-cake pans, or a 9-by-9- by-l-3/4-inch baking pan.
Into large bowl of electric mixer, sift flour with sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Add shortening and milk.
At medium speed, beat 2 minutes, occasionally scraping side of bowl and guiding mixture into beaters with rubber scraper.
Add egg and vanilla; beat 2 minutes longer.
Pour batter into prepared pans; bake layers 25 to 30 minutes; square 30 to 35 minutes; or until surface springs back when gently pressed with fingertip.
Cool in pans 10 minutes.
Remove from pans; cool thoroughly on wire racks.
Fill and frost as desired.

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