Over a Cup: Make a Cake with just 1 egg

One-egg cake

• 2 cups sifted flour

• 1-1/4 cups sugar

• 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 cup soft shortening

• 1 cup milk

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

• 1 egg

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare layer pans or a square pan by greasing and flouring. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add shortening and 2/3 of the milk and vanilla.

Beat 2 minutes by medium speed on a mixer or about 300 strokes by hand. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as you mix the batter.

Add the rest of the milk and the egg. Beat 2 more minutes. Pour the batter into the prepared pan(s). Bake for about 30 minutes if using layer pans and 30 to 35 minutes if using a square pan or bake until the cake tests done.

Cool and frost with your favorite icing. To make a spice cake, add the following to the dry ingredients before sifting: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 1/4 teaspoon allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.

This week I came upon a recipe that brought back memories. It came from a time when I was a young mother.

I did a lot more cooking then. I’m not sure why—perhaps I just had more energy.

Anyway, sometimes I wanted to bake a cake for my family but was low on eggs. That’s when I baked a “One-Egg Cake”.

I think the original recipe for this cake may have come from a “Betty Crocker Cookbook” that I received as a wedding present when I was a bride.

If you would like to make this delicious cake, you will need these ingredients: 2 cups sifted flour, 1 1/4 cups sugar, 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 egg. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two layer pans or a square pan by greasing and flouring them.

Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the shortening, 2/3 of the milk, and vanilla.

Beat 2 minutes on medium speed of a mixer or about 300 strokes by hand. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as you mix the batter. Add the rest of the milk and the egg. Beat 2 more minutes. Pour into the prepared pans.

Bake the layers for about 30 minutes, the square cake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the cake tests done. Let cool. Frost with your favorite icing or serve with whipped topping, ice cream, or even fruit.

You can also make a “Spice One-Egg Cake” using this same recipe. When you sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon , 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 1/4 teaspoon allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Mix as directed by the original directions. This cake is good if frosted with a cream cheese icing.

Do you have recipes you would like to share? Please call me at 824-8809 or write to me at Box 415, Craig 81626.

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