Posted by ombakerThis is the perfect carving cake. It was given to me by a co-worker. I didn't have the butternut flavor so I just used vanilla, I think you could also use coffee creamer.
- 2 sticks room temp Butter or Margarine 1/2 cup Crisco Shortening 3 cups Sugar 1/4 tsp Salt 5 large Eggs 3 cups AP Flour 1 small can Evaporated Milk 1 Tbsp Vanilla Butternut Flavor (or whatever)
DO NOT preheat oven! Prepare 2 10" cake pans Cream shortening and butter with sugar and salt on medium-high till light and fluffy Add eggs 1 at a time beating well after each addition Pour evaporated milk into a measuring cup and add enough water to make it 1 cup of liquid. Add the flavoring to the liquid Beginning and ending with flour add alternately with liguid to creamed mixture Pour into prepared pans Place in cold oven and bake at 325 for approx 45minutes Cake is done when tester comes out clean