DEPRESSION ERA OVERNIGHT BIRTHDAY CAKE

DEPRESSION ERA OVERNIGHT BIRTHDAY CAKE

This is a cake for special occasions and is very delicious. When cake flor was not available scant 1/2 c. cornstarch was used in place of part of the flour.

2 c. cake flour (or 1 1/2 c. flour and 1/2 c. cornstarch)
2 c. white sugar
1 c. boiling water

Mix together and let stand overnight. In morning stir thoroughly.

Beat:
6 egg whites - stiff

Add:
1 t. cream fo tartar
2 t. baking powder
1 t. flavoring

Fold into mixture. Bake at 250* F. for 35 minutes.