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I was going to post the second half of my vintage books, but this week for some reason my photos did not want to load, so I moved on to the post I had set up for next week. Hopefully, I will get it figured out.
"pink" cake was my very favorite thing we had at school. I remember thinking all morning about that slice of pink cake that would be on my tray at lunch, and crossed my fingers that the lady working behind the counter with the hairnet on would be nice and give me a big slice!!
"PINK" cake we had in grade school.
A couple of weeks ago on facebook, there were groups popping up about what town you grew up in...I joined that group from my hometown and not long after joining, one of the discussions was about this very pink cake!
It seems that I was not the only one who had fond memories of this delicious cake served from the school cafeteria. There were schoolmates from all ages talking about that pink cake and how yummy it was. My friend's mother worked as the bakery manager of the school district and with a little prodding from my friend, she was able to break the recipe down from serving a hundred people to a size fit for a family.
I am posting the recipe here for you to enjoy if you care to take a trip back to the late 60's and a homemade cake that was served to school children of all ages. A cake so wonderful, we are all still talking about it 40 and 50 years later. It was so nice to relive a wonderful memory of school lunches and something so wonderful, I have not been able to recreate it in all my adult years.....until now.
"PINK" cake - By the wonderful bakers at Burleson School District
cream together 2/3 cup shortening and 1 1/2 cup sugar. Beat in 3 eggs. Sift together 2 1/4 cups flour, 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Add 1 package of Strawberry Jello (small box)
Stir in 1 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla alternately with flour mixture into the shortening and sugar mixture. ( I used my kitchen-aid mixer to mix all the ingredients)
Pour into greased and floured (2) 9 inch pans or one 9X13 pan and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool.
1 lb. or 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
red food coloring - add enough to get the pink color your want.
Mix well and frost cake.
Then, sit back with a vintage plate and a slice of this vintage treasure. Once you take a bite you will think you have died and gone to heaven....or in my case.....whirled back in time to a loud lunchroom filled with rowdy kids and the smell of mediocre pizza in the air. Back to a much simpler time, a time that was slower paced, a time where school lunches were prepared by moms and ladies who baked for school children from scratch.
Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday everyone....and special thanks to Betty who is and will always be, the very best cake baker I have ever known.......
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