What makes Lady Baltimore cakes so distinctive
is the combination of chopped nuts and dried or candied fruits in the frosting.
Yummy good frosting.
2 Egg whites, unbeaten
1 1/2 cups Sugar
5 Tablespoons Water
1 1/2 tsp Light corn syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Nuts, chopped
Oven Temp ~
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ double boiler
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 Lady Baltimore Frosting is thick enough to spread.
For Lady Baltimore 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 Lady Baltimore Filling between cake layers.
Spread remaining frosting on top and sides of cake. While Lady Frosting is soft, sprinkle top of cake with chopped cherries and 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!