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!
Square dance cake recipe
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sifted cake flour
2-1/2 teaspoons double-action baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/3 cups sugar
7/8 cup milk (1 cup minus 2 tbsps)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, unbeaten
Measure shortening into bowl. Sift flour once, measure; add baking powder, salt, sugar; sift onto shortening. Add vanilla to milk; add 2/3 milk; blend; beat 1 min. Add eggs and remaining milk [and food coloring]; beat 2-1/2 mins.
Pour 1-3/4 cups batter into greased and floured 8 x 8 x 2-inch pan. Bake in 350 F oven for 30 minutes.
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.