1/3 c poppy seeds soaked 1/2 hr in 1 c milk
4 egg whites room temp
3/4 c shortening
1 1/2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder

    Cream cheese frosting

1 pkg softened cream cheese
1/2 c softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 c powdered sugar


In large bowl cream shortening, sugar and vanilla; add baking powder and flour alternately with poppy seed mixture. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
Pour into greased 13x9x2 inch pan bake 375 25-30 min until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Cool

    Cream cheese frosting

Beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and sugar until smooth. Gradually beat in powder sugar.

Spread over cake.

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