½ cup shortening, 1 cup sugar, whites of 3 eggs, ½ cup milk, 1 teaspoon
vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon almond extract, I¾ cups fl our and 2 teaspoons baking
Cream shortening; add sugar and unbeaten white of one egg; add milk very
slowly, beating between each addition. Add fl avoring; then add fl our which has been
sifted with baking powder; lastly fold in beaten whites of 2 eggs. Bake in square
greased layer tins in hot oven, about 15 minutes. Use desired fi lling and cover top
and sides of cake with white icing.
(old time recipes)