This cake was made by my mother-in-law, who got this recipe during WWII. In Europe during rations, they had to make do with very simple ingredients. This recipe has simple ingredients, but great flavor!!
Cream shortening and sugar, beat til fluffy; Add egg yolks, vanilla, and 3 Tbsp of milk. Add The cake flour mixed with the baking powder and salt. Spread mixture into 2 greased/pamed layer pans, they will be very thin layers.
Beat egg whites til very stiff, add the sugar gradually. Spread on top of the 2 cake mixturse and sprinke with cinnamon-sugar and sliced almonds.
Bake at 350 for apx 30 minute, until toothpick comes out clean.
Combine and cook flour, sugar salt amd milk for a nice thick custard. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp butter and 1/2 tsp vanilla to mixture. Spread between layers and cut into slices for a wonderful dessert! sometimes, if the cake seems a bit dry, I make a double batch of the custard and drizzle it down the sides and use extra in the middle.