BUTTER BRICKLE CAKE

2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. plus 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 egg whites
1/4 cup butter
2 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. half and half
2 Tbsp. hot water
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large
mixing bowl. Add milk, shortening and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.
Beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until well blended.
Add egg whites (at room temperature) and beat 2 minutes. Pour
batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick
inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat
until butter turns a golden brown. Remove from heat. Add
powdered sugar, half and half, water and 1 1/2 teaspoons
vanilla. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed of an electric mixer.
Spread evenly over top of cake. Yield: 1 (13 x 9 x 2-inch)
cake.