Your young man will love this Springtime Fancy Cake (1953)

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 sight of this fluffy, fine-textured cake made with creamy dexo.


Springtime Fancy Cake recipe


1/2 cup Dexo (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


Sift dry ingredients onto shortening. Add vanilla to milk. Add 2/3 of the liquid. Beat one minute (count 150 strokes per minute). Add remaining liquid and the eggs. Beat 2 minutes.

Turn into deep 8-inch layer pans. Bake in moderate oven, 375 F for 25 minutes. Frost top and sides with green colored butter frosting.

With scissors, cut flower petals from marshmallows and cut gumdrops for centers.

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