This basic recipe is great for coconut cakes, chocolate cakes, and is easy to fix.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour your cake pan.
Sift together flour and sugar in bowl; set aside. Melt vegetable shortening, cool, then beat in eggs. Stir in milk and vanilla.
Add sugar/flour mixture to egg mixture; mix well and pour into cake pan. Bake for 20-23 minutes until golden brown.