Summer Recipe! Funfetti Cake

This is from allrecipes.com, and I’m not ashamed to admit that sometimes you can find the best recipes there! This is the only cake I’ve ever made from scratch before, and I’ve made it a couple times now.
The only downside is that it uses both shortening in the cake and butter in the frosting. Oh well, it’s delicious anyway, I’m sure I’ll come across something healthier to make eventually.

Ingredients
Original recipe makes 1 – 9×13 inch cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
Sprinkles(colored, and however much you want).

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch pan. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating just to combine. stir in vanilla, and colorful sprinkles. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Frost and enjoy.

Chocolate Powdered Sugar Frosting 
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Directions
1. Cream sugar, butter and vanilla. Add a small amount of milk (1 to 2 tablespoons).
2. Add cocoa and beat until fluffy. If frosting is too sweet add a little more milk.

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