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Your Choice Cake

This is an old-time recipe.


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box cake mix*
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Combine all ingredients using one of the flavor variations below. Stir until well blended.
  2. Drop onto ungreased jellyroll pan and top as desired.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.


To chocolate, add 1 teaspoon instant coffee

To cherry, add 1 cup chopped nuts

To yellow, add 1 cup chocolate chips or 1 cup peanut butter

To white, add 1 tablespoon cinnamon

To orange, add 1 tablespoon grated orange rind

To lemon, add 1 tablespoon lemon peel

To spice, add 1 tablespoon candied citron