Delicate white cake with creamy fruit filling. Lady Baltimore has delicious frosting and a smooth filling layer. While the frosting is still soft, sprinkle the top with chopped cherries, add additional chopped figs, raisins and nuts.
3 cups Sifted cake flour
3 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Butter
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 1/4 cups Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
4 Egg whites
Lady Baltimore Frosting and Filling2 Egg whites, unbeaten
1 1/2 cups Sugar
5 Tb Water
1 1/2 tsp Light corn syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Nuts, chopped
Oven Temp ~ 375°
Baking Time ~ 25 -
Cake Pan Type ~ two 9-inch layer cake pans
Sift flour once, add baking powder and salt, sift together three more times. Cream butter
thoroughly, add sugar gradually, add in the cream mixing
together until light and fluffy. Add the flour alternately with milk, a small
amount at a time, beating after each addition until smooth.
Add vanilla and stir.
In a separate bowl beat egg whites until they form soft peaks. Quickly but thoroughly fold into Lady Baltimore cake batter.
Bake Lady Cakes until cake tests done with toothpick or cake tester.
Spread Lady Baltimore Filling between the layers. Spread Lady Baltimore Frosting over the top and sides.
Combine egg whites, sugar, water and
corn syrup in top of double boiler, beating with a whisk until thoroughly
mixed. Place over rapidly boiling water, beat constantly with whisk and cook
7 minutes or until frosting will stand in peaks. Remove from boiling water,
add flavoring and beat until thick enough to spread.
For filling, scald the figs and raisins, then chop. Add enough frosting to chopped fruit and nuts to make a filling that will spread easily. Spread between Lady Cakes layers.
Spread remaining frosting on top and sides of cake. While frosting is soft, sprinkle the top with chopped cherries, additional chopped figs, raisins and nuts.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!