4 1/2 cups cake flour4 cups white sugar2 teaspoons salt2 cups boiling water16 egg whites2 tablespoons baking powder2 teaspoons cream of tartar2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift cake flour, sugar, and salt three times then stir in the boiling water. Let cool. Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, baking powder, vanilla and almond flavorings until stiff peaks form. Fold into the flour mixture and pour batter into one ungreased 12x18 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Cool cake inverted in pan, laying a tea towel underneath the cake to absorb the steam. Frost as desired once the cake is cooled.