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Buster Brown (VRP 001)

Buster Brown (VRP 001)

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Buster Brown

Buster Brown (VRP 001)

Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 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


  1. 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
  2. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside
  3. Cream shortening and sugar
  4. Add buttermilk
  5. Add vanilla and beat until well combined.
  6. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to shortening mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.
  8. Spread batter into the prepared pan(s).
  9. 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

Buster Brown

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Jeanette Krause

Friday 21st of May 2021

The instructions say to add the salt, but there is no salt mentioned in the list of ingredients.

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