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one 3- layer cake

How to Make It

Step 1

Grease and flour three 8-inch heart-shaped cake pans.

Step 2

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well.

Step 3

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Stir in flavoring.

Step 4

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.

Step 5

Add cherries to one-third of batter, and pour into 1 prepared cake pan. Add almonds and food coloring to remaining batter, and pour into 2 remaining cake pans. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and let cool completely. Spread frosting between alternating pink and white layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with halved cherries.

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