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Golden Layer Cake

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon, grated (or 1 teaspoon peel)
  Eggs 2
  Sifted cake flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Soda 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Stir shortening to soften.
Gradually add sugar, and cream until light and fluffy.
Add extracts.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each.
Sift together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour.
Beat after each addition.
Bake in 2 paper lined 8x1 1/2 inch round pans in moderate oven (350°) about 30 minutes.
Put cooled layers together with Lemonade Filling (page 61); frost with Seven minute Frosting.
Cover with Lemon Coconut.
Lemon Coconut: In jar mix together 1 tablespoon frozen lemonade concentrate (or a bit of grated lemon peel) and a few drops yellow food coloring.
Add one 3 1/2 °unce can flaked coconut.
Cover and shake till coconut is colored.
Dry on paper towels.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Cake

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