Square dance party cake (1950)

Original publication: Woman's Day Date: November 1950
Categories: 1950s, Culture & lifestyle, Dessert recipes, Food & drink
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Invite ’em… delight ’em with a square dance party cake

Gents all bow… ladies know how with thrifty, perfect-blend…

Watch dancing stop and all eyes pop at the sight of this high, light, and luscious cake made with dexo. Pure, satiny, all-vegetable dexo blends so perfectly… layers turn out fluffy-light and flavor-rich – whether they’re baked by a novice or an old-hand!

Dexo is, indeed, the finest shortening money can buy… and you pay less for dexo, too! Buy it… try it… depend on it!

Square dance cake


1/2 cup dexo
2 cups sifted cake flour
2 1/12 tsps double-action baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/3 cups sugar
7/8 cup milk (1 cup minus 2 tbsps)
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs, unbeaten


Measure dexo into bowl. Sift flour once, measure; add baking powder, salt, sugar; sift onto dexo. Add vanilla to milk; add 2/3 milk; blend; beat 1 min. Add eggs and remaining milk; beat 2 1/2 mins. Pour 1 3/4 cups batter into greased and floured 8 x 8 x2-inch pan. Bake in 350 F, for 30 mins. When cool cut each layer in half. Arrange alternate colors to form “squares.” Use butter frosting between layers, halves, sides and top. Dot with sweet chocolate.

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Source publication: Woman's Day

Publication date: November 1950



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