Sep 042015

Basic Cake

Since this cake uses vegetable oil instead of shortening, it’s very easy to prepare. Since it doesn’t have eggs it’s extra cheap too. Great cake for the day before payday, but yummy enough for a birthday cake too.

Cheap & Easy Cinnamon Cake


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2-cup vegetable oil
  • 1-cup milk


In a medium-sized bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Stir with a whisk until the salt and leavening are well distributed. Add the vegetable oil and milk. Beat with your handy dandy whisk until smooth. It will only take a few vigorous strokes. Turn the batter into an 8 or 9-inch square pan that has been rubbed generously with solid shortening. Bake at 350° for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until the top springs back when touched lightly with your finger.

Allow the cake to cook and cut into 12 pieces. If desired frost with Mock Cream Cheese-Vinegar Frosting. It’s cheap too and the flavors blend perfectly.


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