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A Good Basic Cake


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup dry milk


Cream first 3 ingredients together in mixing bowl. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sift remaining ingredients together. Add to creamed mixture alternately with 1 cup water, beginning and ending with flour. Pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour.

Note: May be baked in 3 layer pans or cupcake pans at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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