George Washington Cake

George Washington Cake

SheKnows
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 45 min
  • Serving: 8

George Washington Cake is decorated with maraschino cherries.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Directions

  1. Cream shortening and sugar. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with buttemilk and vanilla. Fold in egg whites. Bake in 3 waxed paper lined, 8 inch layer cake pans at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  2. Cool layers completely and frost as desired. Decorate with maraschino cherries.

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