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Classic Lady Baltimore Cake

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Ingredients
  Cake flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Other shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Egg white 4
Directions

Sift flour, measure, and resift 3 times with baking powder and salt.
Cream butter thoroughly, add sugar slowly, and continue creaming until smooth and fluffy.
Stir in vanilla.
Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with milk in 4 or 5 portions, beginning and ending with flour and beating thoroughly after each addition.
Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
Turn batter into two 8-inch layer cake pans lined with thin, plain paper in bottom.
Bake in a moderate oven (375° F.) about 25 minutes, or until cake is springy when lightly pressed with finger tips.
Allow to cool in pans 5 minutes, then turn out onto cake racks and cool thoroughly.
Frost with Baltimore Icing.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked

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