Happy Birthday, Jared!!

For Jared’s 19th birthday:

Starlight Yellow Cake

2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups milk
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 large eggs

Heat oven to 350*. Grease bottom and sides of 9×13 pan with shortening; lightly flour.

Beat all ingredients with electric mixer on low 30 seocnds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high for 3 minutes, scraping bowling occasionally. Pour into pans.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until tookpick inserted in center comes out clean or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool on wire rack.

I making chocolate buttercream icing to go with it:

3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup stick butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup baking cocoa
2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Mix all ingredients except milk in medium bowl. Stir in milk until smooth and spreadable. Frosts one 9x 13 cake generously or fills and frosts one 8 or 9 inch two-layer cake.

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