WHITE LAYER CAKE (3 egg whites)
2 c. sifted cake flour
3t. baking powder
3/4 t. salt
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. minus 2 T. milk
1 t. vanilla
3 egg whites
1/4 c. granulated sugar
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two 8" layer pans, 11/4" deep,
on bottom with waxed paper; grease paper. Sift together 3 times,
flour, baking power, salt. With back of spoon, work shortening
against sides os mixing bowl until creamy. Slowly add 1 cup sugar,
continuing to work until light and creamy. To this, add flour
mixture, alternately with milk, in small amounts, beginning and
ending with flour, and beating smooth after each addition. Add
vanilla. Beat egg whites with hand or electric beater until they
form moist peaks. Add 1/4 c. sugar slowly, beating after each
addition until sugar is blended. Beat well into batter with spoon.
Turn into pans. Bake in moderately hot oven of 375 degrees F.
Bake 25 minutes, or until done. Cool on wire cake rack 10-15
minutes before removing from pan and removing paper.