I made this for my grandma, who loves this type cake, and she loved it. I tried to keep pretty true to the recipe, but did add an extra egg like the others, used only 1/4 c veg oil, 1 c margarine instead of butter and shortening, and I left the walnuts (sub) out of the frosting in order to decorate with. I would try this with only 2T of veg oil next time, as there was only the slightest sink in the cake after cooling. I used 2 9-inch pans and made a 4 layer cake, so I doubled the recipe of icing but 1 1/2 of it would have been more than enough. I tried using non-stick spray, a circle of wax or parchment paper layered on the bottom, then spray again and coat with flour. I then put them in the fridge to ease the stacking and cutting. It took a lil prying around the edges, but they came out pretty easy, and didn't stick to the pan excessively. Everyone loved this cake, and although it was a bit tedious to make, it was worth the effort!
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I made this for my grandma, who loves this type cake, and she loved it. I tried to keep...