Shortened cakes, also known as butter, conventional, or creamed cakes, are the most commonly prepared types, especially for birthday and wedding celebrations. They are leavened by baking powder and/or soda and acid, as well as steam and air, and tend to be denser and very moist. All of the shortened cakes need some type of fat, eggs and leaving agent for it to come out like it is supposed to.
The mixing method that the shortening cake uses is the traditional mixing method. This consists of mixing the ingredients together and mixing it, must of these cakes involve a type of butter to go with it. Once it is all mixed put it in the pan you are using to make it and bake it for how ever long it needs to be baked for. Let it cool off and then enjoy.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/7986/yellow-cake-made-from-scratch/- This recipe is very simple and almost anyone could make it. It's a nice light and airy cake that contains a sort of fat in it making it a shortening cake. It also needs to be creamed together until it is nice and fluffy, this is one of the most important steps in making one of these cakes, it's what makes the cake unique.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYQ-dryteww- This cake uses similar methods that we have used in class, most of the ingredients used in this cake are the same that we used in class. On top of that, they used a kitchen aid to mix their ingredients, allowing for that nice smooth texture along with the nice peaks and divine texture of the cake. They then bake it and it comes out to be a perfect shortened cake. The only difference in it was the frosting they put on it along with the way it was prepared, so there were some similarities along with some differences.