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Buster Brown Recipe
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- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Grease and lightly flour two 8" x 1 1/2" round cake pans or grease one 13" x 9" x 2" baking pan; set the pan(s) aside
- In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside
- Cream shortening and sugar
- Add buttermilk
- Add vanilla and beat until well combined.
- Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to shortening mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.
- Spread batter into the prepared pan(s).
- Bake in at 350 degree for 30 to 35 minutes for the 8" pans or 35 to 40 minutes for the 13" x 9" x 2" pan, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean