Jeanne's Style Birthday Cake

A bakery in winnipeg is famous for this special cake and ship it to all parts of canada. A recipe request column in the winnipeg free press printed this copycat recipe submitted by a reader. Enjoy !!


To prepare base , cut shortening into dry ingredients , mix well.
Pat firmly and evenly into an 8 inch square pan and bake at 350 deg.
For 10-12 minutes.
For cake: cream shortening , and sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla , beating well until fluffy.
Sift flour , baking powder and salt together.
Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 8 inch square pan.
Bake at 350 deg.
F for 25 - 40 minutes.
Frosting: in small saucepan , stir tog.
Milk and flour.
Cook , stirring constantly , until mixute is thickened and smooth.
On highest speed of mixer , beat cooled flour mixture with butter , shortening and vanilla until smooth and fluffy.
Blend in icing sugar and salt.
Continue beating until frosting is very fluffy.
This will take at least 15 minutes.
To assemble cake: place shortbread base on serving plate.
Spread with small amount of frosting.
Place cake on base.
Cover top and sides of cake with remaining frosting.


shortening, icing sugar, vanilla, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs, salt, milk, butter