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A delicious alternative to the chocolate variety!

Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 egg whites
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
ICING:
1 stick margarine
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 box (16 ounces) powdered sugar
1-1/2 cups coconut, flaked
1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

Cream shortening and sugar. Add beaten egg whites. Mix together flour, soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture, alternately with buttermilk and flavorings. Pour into greased and floured 17x11-inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. For icing, melt margarine, add buttermilk and rest of ingredients. Mix well and spread on cake after it has cooled 5 minutes. Makes 20-24 servings.

Ruby McKelvey
Aledo



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