The recipe came out of the Good Housekeeping Cookbook from 1955. I had all the ingredients on hand, which is part of why this recipe won out over other options. The cake is a basic recipe. The icing is butter cream flavored with creme de menthe candy oil I had in the pantry from Christmas treats. The mint leaves decorating it are from my very own, rapidly spreading spearmint bush.
Simplicity 1-Egg Cake
- 1 1/4 c flour
- 3/4 c sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/3 c shortening (next time I think I'll use butter for more flavor)
- 1/2 c milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
Heat oven to 375. Grease a 8" cake pan. Sift together all dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Add mild and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Crack in egg and beat at least 2 minutes. Turn into pan and bake 25 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
Butter Cream Frosting
- 1/3 c butter, margarine, or shortening
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 3 c powdered sugar
- 1/4 c milk
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla -- I replaced this with a few drops of mint to taste
Cream ingredients until fluffy. Spread and serve.
PS I posted about my new skirt, but it is out of order since I started drafting it Friday. See below 2 posts!