Grandma's Cake Recipe

10-inch Dutch oven
14 briquettes on the lid
6 briquettes on the bottom
Bake time: 35 minutes

3 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
¾ cup shortening
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups flour
Dash of salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


Cream eggs, sugar, shortening, salt, baking powder, and vanilla until all a while color. Gradually add milk and flour alternately, stirring until mixture is smooth. Pour cake into lightly greased Dutch oven. Bake.

Note: This recipe has been handed down through my family since the early 1800's. Absolutely delicious for strawberry shortcake or frosted. Recipe can also be used for chocolate cake. Instead of 2 cups of flour use 1 3/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup cocoa.

Grandmas Cake

Grandmas Cake