This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
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(by Aunt Grace [Herman] Knouse)
3 cups sifted flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup white sugar
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Optional--Baker's coconut & sliced bananas
Sift the baking powder, flour, sugar and salt into a small bowl and set aside. In a mixer, combine egg, butter, vanilla and milk. Slowly add the sifted ingredients that you set aside. Mix until smooth. Pour in a 9 x 13 x 2 greased cake pan OR two greased layer cake pans. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Use our icing recipe #2 to frost the cakes. If you make it as a layer cake, you can place sliced bananas between the layers before frosting. If making one 9 x 13 x 2 cake, frost the cake and sprinkle Baker's coconut over the top.