The White Cake

The White Cake

Miz Helen's Kitchen

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup milk

5 egg whites

Grease and lightly flour two 9 inch cake pans

Combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a mixer bowl with the electric mixer beat the shortening for 30 seconds, add the sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and alternate with the milk. Beat on low after each addition. In another mixer bowl with clean beaters beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into flour mixture. Pour into prepared cake pans.Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until cake test done. Cool on wire racks before frosting.