This recipe came from a OLD Fannie Farmer cookbook:
1 1/4 c cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
combine the above ingredients.. i blended them w/ a pastry blender cause I couldn't find my shifter.(I don't think I have one)
1 cup sugar
10 tbs softened butter
combine these in a separate bowl (I used my mixer with this part)
add 2 tsp vanilla
and add 3 egg whites
Here's what makes it fluffy... Mix very well w/ an electric mixer...till it looks fairly fluffy. Now, add a little of the flour mixture (have mixer at low speed now) and alternate adding the flour with 1/2 cup COLD water... keep doing flour/water until they're all mixed. Fluffy, huh?
put into prepared pans (greased and floured) or I used those silicone baking cups. (work great)
Bake at 325 for 20-25 min. Start checking them at 20 min and adjust time depending upon your oven's temperament. haha another pun.
I frosted mine with a made up recipe... it was 1/2 stick of salted softenned butter 1/4 c of shortening 1/2 teaspoon salt 1tbs cream 1 tsp clear vanilla and hmmm about 4cups or so of powdered sugar mix well, taste may need more salt/sugar. Add more powdered sugar if it's too thin more cream if it's too thick. mmmm Buttercream.