3/4 C.shortening
1 ½ C. sugar
5 egg whites
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 C. all-purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
10 oz. root beer, room temperature
1/4 C. applesauce

2 (1.5 oz.) envelopes instant dessert topping
8 oz. root beer, chilled Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside
In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy
Add the egg whites, eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth
Add the flour mixture alternately with the applesauce and 1¼ cup root beer
Beat well, pour into pan
Bake 30 to 40 minutes, Cool

In a large bowl, combine the instant dessert topping with 1 cup chilled root beer
Whip until fluffy. Spread on cooled cake.

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