2 sticks of butter softened to room temp
1/2 c crisco (the stick is easier, but you can use the solid)
2 c sugar
Cream these today.
Add 1 T vanilla* the original calls for 1 tsp, but the tbsp is better
6 eggs, beat well after each egg
Sift in 2 cups of PLAIN (all purpose, not self rising) flour and mix well
Spray a bundt pan, add the batter
Bake in a preheated oven at 325 for 1 hr 15 min.
I sift some powdered sugar on top of it once it's out of the bundt pan; it makes it look pretty. The cake is awesome with strawberry sauce, coffee, or really...anything. Except maybe orange juice.