But, we have to remember that back in the day, they didn't have all the flavoring and extras that we have today when baking. Mackenzie Leigh made the One Egg Cake that was written down by Mammy and I am sure baked by her many times. I am not sure how she served it up but we tried serving it up with whip cream and berries.
Now, I am sure Mammy was an excellent cook-no bones about that! And like with any thing you may whip up in the kitchen, some things just don't come out good. This recipe could have been passed down through the generations or it could have been Mammy's own creation.
One Egg Cake
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup milk
1 cup flour
Cream egg, sugar and shortening, add flour then milk and teaspoon of vanilla.
Bake in oven at 350 for 25 minutes.
It's almost like a shortbread (but very dense). We added whip cream and wild blueberries. The cake was a little too heavy but "A+" for effort. Mackenzie Leigh always whips up some delicious things in the kitchen. She's not afraid to try new things and she doesn't get upset when things don't come out like she hoped.
Maybe you can doctor the recipe up and come up with your own version that tastes a little better or you may even like this recipe. Give it a try! The recipe doesn't make a lot of batter so you may have to double it if you want a regular size cake.
Simple Home Decorating (Eating) Southern Style