Preheat oven to 350º
2 1/4 c cake flour
3/4 c light brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1/4 t salt
2 1/2 t baking powder
1 t ground nutmeg
3/4 c Crisco
3/4 c milk
1 t lemon extract
1 Sift together in a bowl the dry ingredients, including the nutmeg.
2 Add the Crisco, most of the milk, flavoring and 1 egg. Beat with an electric mixer 2 minutes or 200 strokes by hand.
3 Add remaining eggs and milk. Beat with an electric mixer 2 minutes or 200 strokes by hand.
4 Divide into (3) 8-inch round cake pans or (2) 9-inch round cake pans and bake at 350º for 30-35 minutes. Or make as cupcakes and bake for 20-25 minutes. This recipe makes about 20 cupcakes, you can probably stretch it out to make a full 2 dozen.
Note: Preparing your pans by greasing them with oil and lining with wax paper.
Also, use shiny silver pans, or disposable aluminum pans. If you are using dark pans, reduce the oven temperature by 25º