Shortened Raymond Scribano

Definition: As the most common cake made, the shortened cake that is regularly used for birthday parties, weddings and other celebrations.
Butter or shortening is the fat used in this cake
The full egg is used in the shortened cake unlike other cakes that just use the yolk or the egg whites.
The Leavening agent used is baking powder or baking soda which is a chemical leavening agent. A leavening agent is used to help the cake rise.

The Shortened cake has two different mixing methods, the conventional method and the quick method.

The conventional Method starts with.... 1) creaming together sugar with butter margin or shortening, beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
2) Then add in eggs and continue mixing.

3) Lastly you add in your flour and all other dry ingredients.

The Quick method is a lot shorter and obviously quicker than the conventional method. The quick method is simply throwing all your ingredients together at once and vigorously stirring it until it is all thoroughly mixed together.

Here is a quick easy and fun shortened cake recipe I found at:


1 cup shortening

2 cups white sugar

Market Pantry Granulated Sugar - 4lbs

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Market Pantry All-Purpose Flour - 5 lbs

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 3/4 cups milk

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.

Cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until cake tests done. Cool.


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