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White Cake

2 1/2 C. sifted cake flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 C. shortening
1 1/2 C. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. almond extract
1/2 C. (about 4) egg whites

Start with all ingredients at room temperature. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Cream shortening with sugar and flavorings until creamy. Add sifted dry ingredients and milk alternately in small amounts, beating well after each addition. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks are formed; fold into batter. Turn into 2 greased round pans (8 or 9 in). Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes. Cool 15 minutes, then remove to racks. Frost when cool

I used parchment paper in the bottom of the pan and greased and floured it. I baked in 2, 9″ pans at 30 minutes and that was perfect timing for my oven.

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