Springtime fancy cake (1953)

Springtime fancy cake (1953)

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Your “young man” will sprightly turn to springtime fancy cake!

In the spring, a young (5 to 95) man’s fancy really turns to thoughts of “what’s cookin’?” And his mouth will water… his heart will melt… at the sight of this fluffy, fine-textured cake with marshmallow flowers.

Springtime fancy cake (1953)

Springtime fancy cake (1953)

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 7/8 cup milk (1 cup minus 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, unbeaten


  1. Sift dry ingredients onto shortening.
  2. Add vanilla to milk.
  3. Add 2/3 of the liquid.
  4. Beat one minute (count 150 strokes per minute).
  5. Add remaining liquid and the eggs.
  6. Beat 2 minutes.
  7. Turn into deep 8-inch layer pans.
  8. Bake in moderate oven, 375 (F) for 25 minutes.
  9. Frost top and sides with green-colored buttercream frosting.
  10. With scissors, cut flower petals from marshmallows and cut gumdrops for centers.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 563Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 450mgCarbohydrates: 104gFiber: 1gSugar: 75gProtein: 5g

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ALSO SEE: Lemon layer cake with lemon buttercream frosting (1985)

Springtime fancy cake (1953)

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