Sue’s Layer Cake Recipe

This recipe came from my husbands grandmother. She got the recipe from her friend Sue, hence the name. I just love recipes with history. This is a tried and true family recipe. And it’s yummy!

The original recipe calls for using shortening. It comes out great that way, and also using butter like I did in these pictures. I haven’t tried with coconut oil, but I bet it would come out great, too. I do not recommend using margarine.

Sue’s LayerCake

Complete recipe below. Combine dry ingredients in bowl. Place the melted shortening in a 2 cup measuring cup. Add eggs to shortening.

Fill to the 1 cup mark with milk. ( In these pictures, I doubled the recipe, that’s why I’m filling to the two cup mark) Mix thoroughly.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix well.

Pour into greased pan.

Bake and enjoy with your favorite frosting.


Finished pic coming soon. They ate it before I got a picture!


Sue's Layer Cake
Recipe type: Desert
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. slat
  • ¼cup melted shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Drop 2 eggs into melted shortening. Fill to 1 cup with milk.
  3. Add to dry mixture. Add vanilla.
  4. Pour into greased 8x8 inch pan.
  5. Bake for 45-50minutes at 350* or until inserted knife comes out clean.
Recipe is easily doubled and baked in a 13x9 pan. Frost with your favorite frosting.



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