One - Two - Three - Four Cake III

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."


servings 144 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 65 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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  1. 12 Ratings


I modified this recipe slightly, and it recipe makes a really good, dense layer cake for a strong frosting. Make it with a fudgy icing and you will have a very rich cake. My modifications: (1)...

I have been using this recipe for years with butter instead of shortening and have had very good results.

With minor modifications this is a 5-star yellow cake recipe; as good as it gets! I like the moistness of shortening, but I also I like the flavor and richness of butter - so I used a 50/50 comb...

This is an excellent base for a yellow cake. I use butter. No way does this cake turn out dry if you follow instructions. The butter and sugar require a lot of is not a cake ...

I did not care for this recipe.


Followed instructions exactly. It came out really dense. The cake developed a bit of a crust to it as well. It wasn't bad, but will require tweaking. I'll be trying it with butter next time inst...

This didn't work out for me. I made some mini cup cakes with it that look alright but didn't rise much. And I made two larger cakes which both fell in the center.

I thought this would be a great recipe, but it proved to be the opposite. I made 2 9' cakes and 4 cupcakes from the batter. When in the oven, I had to bake the cakes for 15 minutes longer than t...