Nana's Cake

Serves: 9
Total Calories: 217


vegetable shortening Solid or margarine
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar packed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup nuts chopped nuts of your choice
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon ground
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg ground
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* Part two.
4 Measure out 1/4 cup of the crumb mixture and place in a small bowl. Add nuts to small bowl. Stir and set aside to use later for the topping.


1. Turn oven on to 375°. Grease the bottom of an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with shortening or margarine.

2. Measure milk in a 1-cup or 2-cup glass measuring cup. Stir in vinegar and let stand for 1 minute. Note: This will make "sour milk."

3. While the milk is souring, place flour, brown sugar and salt in a large mixer bowl. Stir to blend. Add 1/3 cup butter or margarine. With clean hands, mash the butter into the flour until the mixture is like small crumbs.

*5. To the mixture left in the mixer bowl, add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir until blended. Set aside to use later.

6. Add eggs to the sour milk and beat well with a fork. Stir into the dry mixture in mixer bowl along with the vanilla until blended. Turn electric mixer on to low speed and beat until well blended and smooth. Pour batter into greased pan. Sprinkle nut-crumb mixture over batter.

7. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick stuck in the center of the cake comes out clean. Carefully remove from oven with hot pads. Cut into squares and serve warm from the pan.

High Altitude Adjustments: This recipe works as well at 6,000 feet as it does at sea level.

Note: Cake can be served as a quick coffee cake, too.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 9
Total Calories: 217
Calories from Fat: 85

This Nana's Cake recipe is from the Marvelous Munchies Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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