Nun's Cake

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Total Time
1hr 40mins
20 mins
1 hr 20 mins

This cake is similar to a pound cake and should be served without icing. Aging improves the flavor and it is best when two or three days old.

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  1. Sift flour once, measure. Add baking powder and salt and sift three times.
  2. Cream shortening, gradually adding sugar. Cream thoroughly.
  3. Add egg yolks and unbeaten egg whites. Beat 1 minute. Combine flour mixture and milk alternately with creamed mixture.
  4. Beat very well. Add flavoring.
  5. Pour into greased springform pan with tube inset.
  6. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes in moderate oven, 325 to 350 degrees.
  7. To remove cake, push down on tapered clamp and release spring rim.