Blend together shortening and sugar. Add egg yolks one at a time and blend. Add flavoring, sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with tour. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into mixture. Pour batter into a ten inch tube pan which has been greased and floured. Bake in oven at 365F for 1-1/2 hours, or until top of cake is firm.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana