One – Two – Three – Four Cake III

1 cup shortening, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, and 4 eggs gives this basic yellow cake recipe flavored with vanilla and almond its name.

Original recipe makes 3 – 9 inch pans


1 cup shortening
2 cups white sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1 cup milk
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) Grease and flour three 9 inch round pans. Sift flour and baking powder together, and set aside. In a separate bowl, add vanilla and almond extract to milk and set aside.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Mix until smooth and divide into three 9 inch round pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.


Calories: 144 kcal
Carbohydrates: 19.6 g
Cholesterol: 24 mg
Fat: 6.5 g
Fiber: 0.3 g
Protein: 2 g
Sodium: 65 mg