Sugar Cake

Ingredient List

1/2 C Shortening

1 C Milk

1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla

2 C plus 2 Tablespoons Flour

1 1/2 C Sugar

4 Teaspoons Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Salt

4 Large Egg Whites

As I was coming up with recipes for the Cast Iron Series, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to make for you all. I actually tried several new recipes and also attempted to come up with several new recipes. I was in need for one more recipe and honestly, I was at a loss. I had done desserts, breakfast, dinner. I cook a lot of things in my skillets but do people REALLY need recipes for hamburgers and bacon and eggs? I didn’t think so. So I started going though some of my Grandma’s old cook books and I found a recipe I had not heard of. It was a Sugar Cake and it was made in a Cast Iron Skillet. I thought, well… why not! So here is the recipe.

First you take the shortening, milk and vanilla and mix it up. It will look like curdled milk when it is finished mixing. (It actually said that in the recipe. I thought it was kind of funny. )

In a separate bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking POWDER. Combine the ingredients really well.

You will then add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in about thirds. (Dump 1/3 of the dry ingredients into wet, combine then repeat until it is well combined)

Then you will add the egg whites into the mixture at the end. Just mix until combined. Then pour the batter into a greased and floured skillet. Do not use a cooking spray. The skillet needs to be greased and floured.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40-45 mins. or until the cake is baked all the way through.

I chose not to alter this recipe at all from the original. I thought making an OLD FASHIONED SUGAR CAKE would need to be just that. I may, one day, go back and alter it. Using coconut sugar instead of white sugar, coconut oil instead of shortening, etc. But for this series, I just kept the recipe as is. I had never made this recipe until today, so I wasn’t confident in the recipe to attempt to switch things up.

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