ok, i haven't made this cake in about 8 yrs. just found the recipe again, originally came from my mother, who got it from her mother in law. made it once with my mom and it was wonderful, but took some work. hope you enjoy it as much as i did
Grease 2 9" cake pans. Heat oven to 375. Sift flour and measure, then sift together sugar and flour. Add shortening and 1/2 c. milk, vanilla and 1 egg. Beat 2 min. on low. Add remaining milk and the 2 eggs. Beat. Pour into pans, bake 25 - 30 min, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let stand 5 min, remove.
TOPPING: Drain pineapple, reserving half the juices. Combine remaining with 2c. sugar and 2 tbs. water in small pot, cook until thickened. Pour slowly over stiffly beaten egg whites. Sprinkle reserved juice over cake layers to soften, distributing pulp over bottom layer. Add frosting, place top layer over, repeat.