This is a very old recipe that belonged to my grandmother. I hope that you like it.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9 inch layer cake pans.
Cream the shortening, add the sugar gradually.
Sift the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture.
Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks are formed. Fold the beaten egg whites and the vanilla into the cake batter. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
Once cake layers are cool, assemble cake with Marshmallow Icing as the filling.
Frost the top and sides with French ButterCream Frosting.