Picnic Caramel Cake

Picnic Caramel Cake

1/2 cup shortening
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, unbeaten
1/2 cup nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9-inch square baking pan.

Soften shortening. Sift in dry ingredients.

Add milk and mix until flour is dampened; beat 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract, eggs and nuts; beat 1 minute.

Bake for 35 minutes in prepared pan.