3 cups plain flour, sifted
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups shortening (e.g. Crisco)
1 1/2 teaspoons Lemon or Almond flavoring
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Sift flour before measuring. Combine 3 cups of sifted flour with measured sugar and sift again. Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add shortening, eggs and flavoring of choice. Mix on medium speed for 15 minutes. Pour batter into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 25 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto plate.