Today was a beautiful Marathon Monday in Boston. My husband and I finished cleaning up the front yard. Green things are peeking out of the ground all around. It's time to bake a Spring cake.
Springtime Fancy Cake
recipe from 1953 Dexo advertisement
1/2 cup 100% pure vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted cake flour
2 1/2 tsp. double-acting baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 1/3 cups sugar
7/8 cup milk (1 cup minus 2 tbsp.)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs, unbeaten
Sift dry ingredients onto shortening. Add vanilla to milk. Add 2/3 of the liquid. Beat 1 min. (count 150 strokes per min.) Add remaining liquid and the eggs. Beat 2 min. Turn into 2 greased and floured deep 8-in. layer pans. Bake in moderate oven, 375˚ F, 25 min. Frost top and sides with green colored butter frosting. With scissors, cut flower petals from marshmallows and cut gum drops for centers.
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