One Egg Cake
This cake only uses one egg, which was a popular recipe during wartime and the Great Depression.
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- 2 cups cake flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons butter or shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 unbeaten egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Measure 2 cups sifted Swans Down Cake Flour.
- Add 2 t baking powder and ¼ t salt and sift together 3 times.
- Cream 4 T butter or other shortening; add 1 cup sugar gradually, creaming thoroughly.
- Add 1 unbeaten egg and beat well.
- Add flour. Alternately ¾ cup milk in small amounts, beating well after each addition.
- Add 1 t vanilla.
- Bake in 2 greased 8 inch layer pans in moderate oven (375) 25 minutes.