Maraschino Cherry Cake Grandma Petersen (Lil)
2 3/4 cup flour 1 3/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening 1/3 cup juice from cherries
2/3 cup milk
16 maraschino cherries, cut in eighths
Sift first four ingredients. Add other ingredients and beat vigorously with spoon for 2 minutes(150 strokes) or mix with electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.
2/3 cup unbeaten egg whites (5) and beat two more minutes. Fold in 1/3 cup chopped nuts.
Pour batter into 2 8' round pans or 13 x 9 pan. Bake 30 ‑ 40 minutes until top springs back when lightly touched. When cake is cool, frost with a cooked egg white frosting using cherry juice in place of water.