Shortened Cake By: Emily herrera

There are many types of shortened cake. For example there is chocolate red velvet, and vanilla cake. Shortened cake has butter for the fat element, it contains whole eggs, and it has baking soda/powder as a chemical leavening agent.

Characteristics of Shortened Cake

Butter is used in shortened cakes to improve texture, and tenderness
Baking soda/baking powder is the leavening agent in shortened cake and it is used to make the cake rise
Eggs are put into shortened cakes to improve the color and the texture of the cake

The method used for mixing all of the ingredients and making the batter is called the Quick Method!

Step 1: Sift together all of the dry ingredients like sugar, flour, salt, and your leavening agent
Step 2; You have to beat together half of your milk with your fat and beat until smooth
Step 3: Lastly you add the rest of your liquid for example milk, and you add your eggs
Your batter should look a like the one in the picture after you have finished mixing all of your ingredients together!



~1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

~2 cups sugar

~3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

~1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

~1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

~1 teaspoon salt

~2 eggs

~1 cup milk

~1/2 cup vegetable oil

~1 teaspoon vanilla

~1 cup boiling water

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by rubbing with butter, sprinkling with flour and tapping out extra. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix together with a wooden spoon then set aside. In small bowl combine eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat well with hand mixer. Slowly add boiling water and mix. Add wet ingredients to flour mixture and fold and stir until smooth. Pour batter into pans, dividing evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove cake from pans and cool on racks.

Recipe Courtesy of Food Network Kitchens

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This recipe fits my type of cake because like a shortened cake this recipe uses baking soda as it's leavening agent, and it uses the whole egg.


This recipe fits into the shortened cake category because it uses butter as it's fat, baking powder as it's leavening agent, and it also uses the whole egg.


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