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Dinette Cake Recipe

Dinette Cake

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"If you need a simple one-egg cake easy to make in a small kitchen, this is your recipe!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8x8 inch pan Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), grease and flour an 8x8 inch pan.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add shortening and milk. Mix until smooth, then add vanilla and egg. Mix well.
  3. Pour into an 8x8 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 31, 2003

Bravo ! Excellent coffee cake. Very easy to make. I added a tablespoon of shortening and an extra teaspoon of vanilla & butter extract for added moistness and flavor. Overall an A+ ! Works great in a mini toaster oven :)

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 06, 2009

It's just a matter of personal expectations, I guess, that account for the variation in reviews of this recipe. This is a basic, standard recipe for Dinette Cake that is quite common and has been around forever, so again, liking it or not is a matter of personal preference because there isn't anything "wrong" with the recipe. I didn't like it and won't tinker with it to make it better or different. It IS fluffy and moist, but it has a coarse, open crumb I found unappealing.

 

40 Ratings

Jan 27, 2007

I have this thing about cooking with shortening, I hate it. So, instead I substituted Land-O-Lakes Light Butter, and the cakes (we made mini, individual heart cakes instead of one big one) came out absolutely delicious. They were fluffy and moist and had a lot of flavor.

 
Jun 25, 2007

Good texture if you do the following: cream the sugar and shortening together then add your egg and mix in your dry ingredients. The directions aren't too clear but that worked well for me. I also used butter flavored shortening too.

 
Sep 24, 2003

The cake turned out really fluffy, just like a cake made from cake mix. My family really likes this one. I would definately make this one again.

 
Aug 29, 2002

This was the perfect cake for a two person home. Very moist with the kind of thick, spongy texture I love. Went great with chocolate peanut butter frosting : )

 
Jun 03, 2003

I tried this recipe because it was the only one which I had all the ingredients in the house. This recipe made 18 yummy little cupcakes. They were a tad dry but frosting fixed that. This is a simple, economical, cheap, and tasty recipe.

 
Sep 24, 2003

My family really likes this cake. We make the cake and add fresh strawberries and some vanilla ice cream. It is our favorite strawberry shortcake.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 233 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 228 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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