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    White Cake

    2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
    2 cups sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1-1/3 cups buttermilk or sour milk
    1/2 cup shortening, butter or margarine
    1 tsp vanilla
    4 egg whites

    In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and 1/8 tsp salt. Add buttermilk, shortening, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl. Beat on medium to high speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg whites and beat for 2 minutes more, scraping bowl.

    Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9x1-1/2 inch round baking pans Bake for 350 degrees for 30-35 mintutes or till a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Loosen sides. Remove from pans. Cool thoroughly on wire racks.

    Creamy White Frosting

    1 cup Crisco
    1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature (do not substitute)
    6-1/2 cups powdered sugar
    1/2 cup whole milk
    1 TBS vanilla extract

    In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening and butter until blended. Add powdered sugar alternating with milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth and spreading consistency.

    makes about 5 cups
    Last edited by ; 02-01-2007, 11:42 AM.