In 1976 when I was in charge of our youth group at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Lancaster, Texas. We made the Mission Cake to raise funds for a trip to San Antonio, Texas to visit the Missions there.
1 cup Shortening
1 tsp Lemon juice
3 cups Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Condensed Sweet milk
1/2 tsp Salt
3 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
Oven Temp ~ 325°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 10 inch tube pan
Mix all ingredients except eggs, mix thoroughly.
Next add the eggs one at a time.
Cook Mission Cakes for time suggested or until cakes tested done.
Mission cake recipe sent in by Jewell.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!