Snow White Vanilla Birthday Cake

Snow White Vanilla Birthday Cake        

Described as Geburtstag Kucha (Birthday Cake from Rebecca Weber) in Food That Really Schmecks by Edna Staebler

"Snow white and light as a feather; baked in layers."


1/2 cup butter

2 cups white sugar

3 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 cups ice water

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

4 egg whites beaten stiff


Add sugar to the butter and beat until light. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with ice water and flavourings, beating thoroughly after each addition. Fold in the beaten egg whites. Pour into greased layer pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Cover with Angel Feather Icing and be tactful about the number of candles.