Grandma Hawkins’ Hickory Nut Cake

By Fran DeWine

Cream together:

2/3 cup shortening

1 3/4 cup sugar

Sift together:

3 cups cake flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

Mix together:

1 1/3 cup milk or water

1 1/3 teaspoon vanilla

Add milk mixture and flour mixture alternately to creamed mixture.

Beat and fold in:

4 egg whites

Fold in:

1 cup chopped hickory nuts

Bake in 2 8-inch round pans at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

By Fran DeWine