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White Cake by Karen from Iowa

There are at least three white cake recipe in Mom’s cookbook, including one for a Wedding Cake.  Karen’s recipe reminds me more of the method for making a sponge cake, but then I usually think of them as yellow.

White Cake

The method of mixing this white cake is different and turns out well:

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup lard
2 1/2 cups flour (half cake flour and half regular)
1 cup water

Cream sugar and lard, add flour and water alternately starting with flour and ending with flour. Add 4 egg whites, beaten; while beating them add 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Bake at 375 degrees. –Karen, Iowa.

I made a few edits to the instructions in the version below for you to copy and paste:

White Cake

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup lard
2 1/2 cups flour (half cake flour and half regular)
1 cup water
4 egg whites
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream sugar and lard, add flour and water alternately starting with flour and ending with flour.  Beat egg whites, and while beating them add baking powder and salt.  Fold into to the first mixture, then add vanilla.  Bake at 375 degrees approximately 25 minutes. –Karen, Iowa.

 

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