2 1/4 C flour
1 2/3 C sugar
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 C milk
2/3 C shortening
1 tsp vanilla
5 egg whites
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 round pans (8" or 9") or a 9X13" pan. Beat flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, shortening, and vanilla in large mixing bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds. Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally for 2 minutes. Beat in egg whites on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 2 minutes. Pour in pans.
Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center: layers 30-35 minutes, rectangular 40-45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans. Cool completely.
From Grandpa Glenn's (J. Wesley Glenn) 80th birthday party. Really good eaten plain. Makes a great cake for strawberry shortcake.
This recipe was given to me by Cherise.