Grandma's White Cake with Maple Syrup Frosting

Ingredients

Cake
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups flour
Maple Syrup Frosting
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs, whites only
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

1 _ Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13-inch cake pan.

2 _ Using a standing mixer, cream together the sugar and shortening. Add in eggs and vanilla and continue mixing until combined.

3 _ In a separate bowl mix together the salt, baking powder and flour. Add the dry ingredients into the sugar/egg mixture alternating with the milk until the flour is completely incorporated.

4 _ Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.


5 _ To make the frosting, beat two egg whites to stiff peaks and set aside. In a sauce pan, bring maple syrup to a boil. Add a pinch of salt (I like to use flaky sea salt). Add hot syrup in a slow steady stream to the beaten egg whites continuing to whisk the whites while adding.

6 _ Frost cooled cake.

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