I would like to try Grace's recipe listed above but I have a few questions.
On step 4 it says
"4. In large bow, beat shortening or butter with electric mixer on médium speed 30 seconds.Gradually add sugar, about 1/3 cup at a time., beating well after each addition and scrapping bow ocassionaly. Beat 2l min longer. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. BEat in vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about 1/3 of mixture at a time, add milk, about 1/2 at a time. beating just until blended."
is it "beat 2 min longer" 21 seems extreme but one never knows, which is why I am asking :)
Is this a fluffy light cake or more dense?