Mother writes, “I make two cakes in square cake pans and freeze one of them. They freeze great. The recipe is one I made up. It’s better than the recipes I got out of cookbooks. The frosting is delicious. Make some!”
For the State Fair entry cake, I make a 3-layer cake using an extra ½ teaspoon of baking soda in the mix and then baking in three 8-inch round pans. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes. Watch the edges of the layers, they go from done to burn quickly. Cool 30 minutes in pans. Turn out onto racks until thoroughly cool. Chill frosting before using. A chopstick through the center of the layers helps keep the sides vertical until the frosting sets.