Simple White Cake

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Total Time
20 mins
25 mins

A basic white cake, to top with your choice of frosting, glaze, fruit, etc.

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  1. Cream shortening, gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed with an electric mixer.
  2. Combine four, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, begin and end with flour. Mix after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Beat egg whites ( at room temp.) until stiff peaks form. gently fold into batter.
  4. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes, remove from pans, cool completely on wire rack. Frost as desired.