Gradma's One Egg Cake: A Great Summer Treat

Grandma loved to make this cake when fresh berries are in season. Itis so simple, she never needed to take out her recipe box. Since it is made from scratch the cost is negligible, but the taste is unforgetable. This is a great summer treat served with fresh berries and ice cream. Some freshly whipped cream would really top it off.


  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 C. Sugar
  • 1/4 C. Shortening
  • 1-1/2 C. flour
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/2 C. milk
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • Method:
    (1) Cream shortening and sugar together.
    (2) In a bowl beat together the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Add to the mixture above.
    (3) Mix flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to the mixture above, mix well.
    (4) Pour into well oiled loaf pan. Bake in preheated 375 F oven for 30-35 minutes.

grandma's one egg cake

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