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  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 6

This is a great showpiece of a cake. Top with White Mountain Frosting.

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9-inch round pans.

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  • Sift and measure cake flour. Add salt and baking powder, and sift again.

  • In a large bowl, beat shortening until smooth. Add sugar gradually, and beat until fluffy. Add sifted ingredients alternately with milk and flavorings (see Cook's Note). Beat thoroughly after each addition.

  • Beat egg whites until stiff, and fold into mixture. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cake springs back when lightly touched with a fingertip and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Tips

When cake is cool, frost with White Mountain Frosting.

Cook's Note:

You can use lemon extract in place of almond, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 58.6g; fat 13.5g; cholesterol 1.6mg; sodium 291.6mg. Full Nutrition
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