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Catholic Recipe: Bride's Cake II


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Yield: 2 layered cake

Prep Time: 2 1/2 hours

Difficulty: N/A

Cost: n/a

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For a small wedding reception, a 2 layered cake is appropriate.


Stir shortening just enough to soften. Mix and sift flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt; add to shortening. Add half the milk, with egg yolks and vanilla extract. Mix until flour is dampened. Beat 1 minute. Add remaining milk; blend in. Beat 2 minutes. (Count actual beating time.) Scrape bowl and spoon often. Bake in 10-inch greased tube pan at 325┬░ for 1-1/4 hours or until done. Cool on rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool. Swirl cooked fluffy frosting on top and sides of cake. Fill center with sweetheart roses.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965