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                         PAT'S FAVORITE WHITE CAKE
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cyberealm                        Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 1/2   c            Flour
    2       c            Sugar
    1       t            Baking powder
    1 1/3   c            Buttermilk or sour milk
      1/2   c            Shortening, butter or..
    1       t            Vanilla
    4                    Egg whites
   Preheat oven to 350F. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder,
   baking soda, and 1/8 tsp. salt. Add buttermilk, shortening (butter or
   margarine) and vanilla. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping
   bowl. Beat on medium to high speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl
   occasionally. ADd egg whites and beat for 2 minutes more, scraping
   Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 x 1/5 inch round baking pans. Bake
   for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire
   racks for 10 minutes. Loosen sides and remove from pans. Serves 12.
   NOTE: One day my husband Pat wanted a marble cake. So, I improvised.
   To make a marble cake from this recipe, simply reserve one third of
   the cake batter before putting in the cake pans. Then, melt one
   square unsweetened or semi-sweet chocolate either over boiling water
   or in the microwave oven. Stir to blend. Add to the cake mixture and
   mix well. Put one half of the chocolate batter in each cake pan in
   dollops, and swirl carefully, so as not to mix the white batter with
   the chocolate. What you are trying to achieve in a marble effect.
   Bake as directed. (BTW, this is GREAT!!)
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