Fourth of July Cake (aka Team USA Cake)
  • 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 2¾ cup cake flour (11 oz), sifted
  • 1 cup milk (room temperature)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans and wrap dampened Bake Even strips around them, if using
  3. Cream together butter and shortening until light in color and well incorporated.
  4. Add the baking powder, sugar, flavorings, and salt and continue to beat for another minute.
  5. Add the egg whites one at a time over a 5-minute time span
  6. End by adding ¼ of the flour following by ⅓ of the milk continuing until all the flour and milk has been added. Begin and end with the flour
  7. Ensure that the batter is no over beaten so the batter does not become deflated.
  8. Bake until the layers spring back lightly to the touch and the layers just begin to pull away from the sides, about 27 to 32 minutes.
  9. After cooling on a wire rack for 10 minutes, refrigerate and follow cake assembly instructions.
Recipe by Feeling Foodish at