Silver White Cake

Originally in the 1991 cookbook

One of the good recipes from the old Betty Crocker Cookbook. In that cookbook, it’s called New Starlight Cake.This is a very versatile recipe and very delicious.


2 cups flour
1½ cups sugar
3½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
½ cup shortening
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour baking pan.
  3. Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, ⅔ cup of the milk, and vanilla into large mixing bowl. Blend ½ minute on low speed, scraping bowl constantly.
  4. Beat 2 minutes high speed scraping bowl constantly.
  5. Add remaining milk and eggs; beat 2 minutes high, scraping bowl occasionally.
  6. Pour into pans. Bake 9×13 for 35-40 minutes, layers for 30-35 minutes, and cupcakes for 20 minutes.


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