Last weekend I made cake and cupcakes for my son’s birthday. I needed cake and cupcakes that were dense enough to be trimmed into shape, and tried a few different recipes. This one from last week was very tasty, but too crumbly for this purpose. So I tried another, and it worked out well!
- 2 1/4 c cake flour, sifted.
- 1 1/4 teas salt
- 1 teas baking powder
- 2/3 c shortening
- 1 1/4 c sugar
- 1 teas vanilla
- 2/3 c milk
- 3 eggs
Cream sugar, shortening for 3 minutes, on medium speed. Add milk and vanilla, mixing.
Sift together dry ingredients, and add slowly. Beat for 2 minutes on low.
Add eggs 1 at a time, beating for 1 minute after each.
Grease pan well. I like to use a sling of parchment paper for ease of removal.
Bake at 300 for ~1 hr 25 minutes.