Grandma Victoria Ferraro Colenzo's (heavy scratch cake)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This is a heavy almost pound cake texture. Growing up our Grandma used ingredients that were always around....the sweet smell of the the citrus peels left to dry out on top of the gas stove all day in the winter time....was absolutely wonderful......

Serve with fresh fruit, whipped cream, pudding, drizzle with powdered sugar and water frosting, or just powdered sugar.

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
Beat till light around 15 minutes
Add 1 teaspoons of vanilla, fresh lemon, fresh orange and grated peels from both.
Add 2 eggs beating after each addtion
Add 2 1/4 cups sifted flour
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Beat together into creamed mixture alternately with 1 cup milk plus 2 tab milk.

Bake into a bundt pan or  2 greased and floured 9 inch pans at 375 for 20 minutes.


  1. This sounds wonderful. I love recipes that have been passed down from family.

  2. I love a heavy dense cake! Looks delicious!

  3. looks amazing. I've been watching too much cake boss

  4. know this is one of my favorites to use for shortcake...strawberries and whipped cream....but the cake is fine by itself too!


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