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Foundation or Plain Cake

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The plain cake or foundation cake is a simple and sweet flour cake made with vanilla flavoring! Made with eggs, milk and shortening, the foundation cake is simply baked and can be frosted as desired to serve as a family dessert.
Ingredients
  Cake flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Small, well beaten
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1.Start by preheating the oven to 350F degrees
MAKING
2.In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt together
3.Cream shortening, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy
4.Add eggs in thirds, beating well after each addition
5.Then stir in dry ingredients alternately with milk and vanilla
6.Pour into greased and lined pans
7.Last, bake in the oven for 25 minutes
8.Frost as desired
SERVING
9.Serve with cream or coffee

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Cake Flour
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 558 Calories from Fat 186

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.1%

Saturated Fat 5.4 g26.9%

Trans Fat 2.2 g

Cholesterol 83.2 mg27.7%

Sodium 357.1 mg14.9%

Total Carbohydrates 84 g28.1%

Dietary Fiber 5.8 g23.2%

Sugars 39.3 g

Protein 11 g22.1%

Vitamin A 2.4% Vitamin C

Calcium 26.6% Iron 3.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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