White Lily Cake with Almonds

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Makes: 12 servings

Ingredients:

Pillsbury Baking Spray with Flour
CAKE
2 1/2 cups White Lily® Enriched Bleached All Purpose Flour
1 2/3 cups sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
OR 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
4 large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
FROSTING
3 (3 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
6 to 7 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Instructions:

1.HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat three 8-inch or two 9-inch round cake pans with flour no-stick cooking spray. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper cut to fit. Coat paper with flour no-stick cooking spray.
2.COMBINE flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Add milk and shortening; beat two minutes at medium speed of electric mixer.
3.ADD egg whites, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon almond extracts. Beat an additional 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. Tap pans on counter several times to remove air bubbles.
4.BAKE 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.
5.BEAT cream cheese and butter at medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy.
6.ADD powdered sugar gradually, beating until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat until blended. Stir in coconut. Frost between layers and on sides and top of cake. Press sliced almonds onto sides of cake.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/12 of cake), Calories 710 (Calories from Fat 220), Total Fat 25g (Saturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 460mg, Total Carbohydrate 117g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 95g), Protein 6g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 10%, Iron 8%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.