Large White Birthday Cake

Large White Birthday Cake


"I recently made this cake for a friend's birthday, and it is an old recipe from the 1950's. Sprinkle with coconut and chopped maraschino cherries if you wish."


servings 226 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 226 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.6g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 215 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, combine shortening, sugar, yolks, and vanilla; beat with mixer. Add sifted flour mixture alternately with milk in three parts; continue to beat until just blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for about 35 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on a wire rack. Ice with Fluffy Boiled Icing. Sprinkle with coconut and chopped maraschino cherries if you wish.
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  1. 14 Ratings


This cake is very delicious. It came out just right. I iced it with the Wedding Cake Icing on this site and it was a hit. All the kids loved it. Will be making again. Thanks for the recipe.

I've baked this cake twice in the past 2 months. Once for my son's 2nd birthday and one for Valentine's day. First time I baked it, I used a 9x13 pan it was a little on the dry side, and it ha...

Favor was good, but it did come out a little dry. Next time I will try substituting drained applesauce for 1/2 the shortening. I have found this helps keep baked goods moist.

the cake was very delicious. but when i made it, it sunk in the middle. so i tried it again, (thinking it was my fault.)and it sunk again. very tasty but couldnt do anything with it.

very good cake, a little heavy- extremely soft, everyone loved this cake

Maybe i did something wrong because this cake was dry and I did not care for the taste; maybe it was me..

This cake was great. It was just perfect topped with crushed strawberries! Yes it is a little dry, but that is just what we needed since the strawberries are runny. Thanks!

Absolutely wonderful! I substituted soy milk for the regular milk and it still turned out great!

Normally, I use a regular cake mix with a few extra ingredients and LOVE it, but since I couldn't find a mix in the house, I decided to try this one. Not sure what I did wrong. It was a bit dr...