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Brown Sugar Cake


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
  • 1 (16 ounce) box light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup nuts, finely chopped


  1. Cream shortening, margarine and brown and white sugars.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Add flour and baking powder which have been sifted together alternately with milk.
  4. Add vanilla extract, then nuts dredged in flour.
  5. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.
  6. Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees F.

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