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White Layer Cake

Yield one 2- layer cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites

How to Make It

  1. Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla.

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

  4. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8-inch round or square cake pans. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove layers from pans, and let cool completely.

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