Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Sift together dry ingredients and add alternately with buttermilk. Mix together the following topping for cake: 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 cup pecans. Refrigerate overnight or bake as usual at 350° 35 to 40 minutes in 9×13-inch pan.
From Made in the USA, 2002 Farm and Dairy Cookbook (still available)