Sometimes you just gotta have cake, and you gotta have it nowwww. That was my case tonight PLUS we finally took the plunge and got a KitchenAid stand mixer (!!! and on sale for 55% off!) so I really wanted to make something with it. We just needed a super easy cake recipe that didn’t require us to go out and get any groceries and this fit the bill. We actually used a recipe for a layer cake but we just split the ingredients in half. Plus we just happened to have exactly 1/4 cup shortening so it just made sense for us, but if you want a layer cake, just double the recipe and whip up some frosting. This only took like 5 minutes to throw together and then 30 min to bake.
1 and 1/8 cup all-purpose flour / 2/3 cup sugar / 1.5 tsp baking powder / 1/4 tsp salt / 1/4 cup shortening or butter / 1/2 cup skim milk / 1/2 tsp vanilla / 1 egg
Preheat the oven to 350F. Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix until very smooth using a stand or hand mixer. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 9 inch round cake pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick (or in our case since we don’t have any, an uncooked spaghetti noodle) comes out clean. Let it cool on a wire rack and then it’s cake time!
Our KitchenAid is glorious and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be life-altering. And the cake is very simple to make and yummy! A nice little fix when you just have to have some cake.