Catholic Recipe: Bride's Cake II
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