White Mountain Cake

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White Mountain Cake


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


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

2 In a large bowl, cream shortening. Add sugar gradually, and cream until fluffy. Add sifted ingredients alternately with milk and flavoring. Beat thoroughly after each addition.

3 Beat egg whites until stiff, and fold into mixture. Pour batter into greased 9 inch round pans.

4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes.

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