This is a simple cake recipe that goes well when making strawberry shortcake.

Ingredients: (makes 9, 3"x3" servings)

2 cups of flour

2 1/2 tsp. of baking powder

1/4 tsp. of salt

1/3 cup of vegetable shortening

1 cup of sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract

1 cup of milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease a 9-inch square cake pan lightly with butter.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl and set it aside.

Beat the shortening and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until smooth.

Pour in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing until just incorporated.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.