55 FAVORITE Ann Pillsbury Cake RecipesHere is page 30 from the vintage cookbook “Kate Smith chooses her 55 Favorite Ann Pillsbury CAKE RECIPES”. This was published in 1952 by Pillsbury Mills, Inc. Kate Smith was a popular singer and radio personality with a career that began in the 1930s.

You can view all the pages in this cookbook by visiting this category: 55 Favorite Cake Recipes: Kate Smith, just click a page title to view that section. There is a scan of the page included below, you can click the image to view a larger copy.

Golden Glow Cake
Quick-Mix Method

Page 30 - Golden Glow Cake Recipe - Click To View LargerHere’s a delicious, inexpensive two-egg cake that’s good to the last crumb. And you can make orange, chocolate chip, cocoa or spice cake from the same basic recipe.

BAKE at 350° F. for 25 to 35 minutes.
MAKES two 8 or 9-inch round layers or 12x8x2 or 13x9x2-inch cake.

All ingredients should be at room temperature.

Sift together . . . 2 1/4 cups sifted Pillsbury Sno Sheen Cake Flour
3 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar

Add . . . 1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup milk

Beat . . . for 2 minutes, 300 strokes, until batter is well blended. (With electric mixer blend at low speed, then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.)

Add . . . 2 tablespoons milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat . . . for 2 minutes.

Pour . . . into two well-greased and lightly floured 8 or 9-inch round layer pans, at least 1 1/4 inches deep.*

Bake . . . . in moderate oven (350° F.) 25 to 35 minutes.
Cool and frost as desired.

*If desired, cake may be baked in 12x8x2 or 13x9x2-inch pan for 30 to 40 minutes.


Prepare Golden Glow Cake, reducing flour to 1 1/2 cups. Add 1/3 cup cocoa and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sift with dry ingredients.


Prepare Golden Glow Cake, folding in 1/2 cup (2 oz.) grated chocolate before pouring into pans.


Prepare Golden Glow Cake, reducing total amount of milk to 1/2 cup. Substitute 1/4 cup orange juice and 1 tablespoon grated orange rind for second addition of milk.


Prepare Golden Glow Cake, sifting 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon allspice, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon cloves with dry ingredients.

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4 Responses to Golden Glow Cake – Vintage 55 Favorite Cake Recipes

Published 20 February, 2012 in 6:30 am

hello: i made a chocolate version last week from a decades old recipe. it also had peanut butter icing. the icing concerned me as it called for 1 whole egg and 3 tablespoons of boiling water. i’m wondering if this is safe because of the raw egg. thanks.

Published 24 January, 2020 in 2:39 pm

A neighbor made this cake over 40 years ago and was the best tasting of all the yellow cakes I had sampled. I have her recipe but she varied it a bit so am pleased to see the original.

Suzette Blake
Published 30 December, 2020 in 5:48 pm

My mother-in-law had been making this for years and I have also been making for about 40 years. It’s nice to see the original recipe
Thank you

Susan Voorhies
Published 10 August, 2021 in 4:28 pm

We made this every year for the fair in our early years of 4-H

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