Heat oven to
x 3 x 2/8-inch mini loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
large bowl, whisk flour, sugar and salt. Set aside.
cup water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
shortening, baking soda and vanilla. Stir until shortening is melted.
heat; stir into dry ingredients. Add egg and beat with a wooden spoon
until all ingredients are combined.
between prepared loaf pans.
Bake at 350°
for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out
Cool in pan on
rack for 10 minutes.
Turn out onto
rack; cool completely.
In a small
saucepan, melt butter and sugar.
Stir in cream
frosting equally over the two loaves.
Broil for 1 to
1'/z minutes until lightly browned. Let loaves cool completely.
To present as
a gift, place cooled cake in decorative tin or wrap in pretty paper.