This is a recipe my great grandmother had. I love the name "Emergency Cake." I have not changed it at all, this is how she wrote it.
Sift 1 3/4 cups cake flour once before measuring. Sift flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup sugar and 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder together. Measure 1/3 cup shortening (softened) and fill the cup with milk (not too cold). Add these with one unbeaten egg to the flour mixture. Add 1 teaspoon flavoring and beat well for 2 or 3 mins. Pour into greased and floured pan and bake. Time 25 to 35 minutes. 350°F.