This is yet another McCalls recipe.
The ingredients and techniques look very similar to the family-favourite Banana Cake recipe I posted earlier, although the quantity of ingredients looks different. There seems to be very little shortening here, whereas the other recipe is actually rather buttery and I’ve found myself reducing the amount of fat when I make it.
‘Shortening’ is specified here, which I take to mean a vegetable shortening such as Spry or Crisco. These days, you might not want to use hydrogenated vegetable oils like that because of the trans fats. You could use butter instead, which might produce a slightly different result.