Mom’s Plain Cake #SundaySupper

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner and my Mom was an amazing baker. I’ll never forget her cakes — she was famous for them and her sinfully sweet white icing. My absolute favorite was her white cake. It was dense, almost like a pound cake, but white. It was always better after it sat for a day, but most of the time, it didn’t make it that long!


This cake always reminds me of my Mom and spring. I can still see the old pamphlet she inherited from my Grandmother in the drawer. It’s tattered, yellow and permanently folded to this recipe.

It’s always been the birthday cake of choice for my Dad and I, while my brothers prefer her blackberry jam cake. No matter what type of cake, we always have to have her special icing. I swear, anything would taste great with that icing! I do need to warn you though, she makes it with Crisco instead of butter so if you eat too much, you’ll get that film on the roof of your mouth — just like when you eat Captain Crunch. Anyways, onto the recipe…

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Mom’s Plain Cake #SundaySupper
  • 1 ½ Cups Sugar
  • 2 ¼ Cups Flour
  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoons Salt
  • ½ Cup Shortening
  • 1 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • Mom's Famous White Icing
  1. Sift sugar, flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Add shortening, vanilla and ⅔ cup of the milk. Beat for 2 minutes. Add the remaining milk and the eggs and beat 2 minutes longer. Pour batter into 2 well greased & floured 9” round pans. Bake bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the cakes from the oven and cool for 10 minutes then invert onto a cooling rack and remove the pan. Cool to room temperature.
  2. On a cake plate set one round flat side up and ice with ½ cup of Mom's Famous White Icing or any icing you desire. Place the second cake round over the icing and frost the cake as desired.
  3. Enjoy!

Steve making a Cake

Steve, Laure & I were sitting around the other day, comparing our favorites and what we all loved as a child. Steve remembers his Mom making a yellow cake with chocolate icing. He can still see her in his mind testing it with a toothpick to see if it was done. Laure’s Mom made a yeasted pound cake that she now makes for her son Tristian. It’s texture and taste is similar to the Mom’s Plain Cake.

It’s funny what things we remember from childhood. I’ve noticed a similar look in everyone’s eye when they talk about their Mom making their favorite dishes. It’s nostalgia, it’s tradition, it’s comfort, but most of all, it’s love. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

What was your favorite childhood treat? Let me know in the comments below.

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