Basic Yellow Cake Batter.
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) Grease and flour three 9 inch round pans. Sift flour and baking powder together, and set aside. In a separate bowl, add vanilla and almond extract to milk and set aside.
2 Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Mix until smooth and divide into three 9 inch round pans.
3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.