Breath O' Spring Cake

Breath O' Spring Cake
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Celebrate springtime by baking this tasty old-fashioned layer cakeā€”it's moist and rich with a wonderfully light texture. After icing, decorate it with fresh or candied flowers.This recipe is from an old Crisco advertisment from 1945, introducing a collection of easy cake recipes called Pride 'n' Joy cakes. This recipe was originally published in The Baltimore Sun.
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Breath o' Spring Cake recipe - The Daily Meal
Total time: 40 minutes
  • 2 cup cake flour (sift before measuring)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening, such as crisco
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk, divided
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder (see notes)
  • 2 eggs (unbeaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease two shallow 9- or 10-inch-deep layer pans with shortening and dust with flour.
  2. Sift 2 cups cake flour into a mixing bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 teaspoon salt and 2/3 cup milk. Beat vigorously by hand or with a mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Quickly stir in 3 teaspoons baking powder.
  3. Add 2 unbeaten eggs, 1/3 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Blend by hand or in mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. The batter will be smooth and thin. Pour into the greased and floured layer pans.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until baked through. Frost with your favorite icing and decorate with fresh or candied flowers.