This is probably the most complicated baking I do-- I don't like to bake because of the precision it demands. I'm one of those cooks that never measures ,so I usually leave the baking to others. However I love the flavor of this cake so much I'm willing to risk the aggravation!! I found it in a 1962 Betty Crocker cookbook.
Dinette Cake 1 ½ cups cake flour 1 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ cup soft shortening 2/3 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg Preheat oven to 350. Stir flour sugar, baking powder and salt together. Add Shortening milk and flavoring. Beat on medium speed two minutes. Add egg and beat an additional 2 minutes. Pour into greased and floured 9 X 9 X 1 ¾ pan. Bake 30-35 minutes. Cool and frost with Penuche Icing.
Penuche Icing 1/3 cup butter 2/3 cup light brown sugar 3 tbsp milk 1 to 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in brown sugar. Boil and stir over low heat 2 minutes. Stir in milk. Bring to boil stirring constantly. Cook to lukewarm- 120 degrees. Gradually stir in confectioner’s sugar . Place pan in ice water and stir until thick enough to spread.
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