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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Old-Fashioned Graham Cracker Cake Recipe

If you love making cakes that are simple to prepare but yet taste awesome, you will love this recipe. It uses ingredients you mostly likely have on hand. My family really enjoys this cake recipe because its different and tastes awesome. If you have a large enough rectangular cake pan, you can indeed make it in one pan instead of the 2 rounds called for in the recipe. I like to top mine with either vanilla or cream cheese frosting and you can find my frosting recipes right here on my foodie blog.

Graham Cracker Cake Recipe

3 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 large eggs, separated
1 1/2 c. milk
3/4 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9" around cake pans. Break 8 graham crackers into blender container, cover and process to grind. Empty contents into mixing bowl and repeat with remaining graham crackers, add baking powder and salt. Put egg yolks, milk, shortening, sugar and vanilla into blender container, cover and process until smooth. Add to cracker crumbs and mix well. Beat egg whites with mixer until stiff. Fold into cracker mixture. Pour into prepared pans and bake 30-35 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then finish cooling on a wire rack.


Anita said...

Now this looks like one interesting recipe - thanks Shelly!

I also often like using graham cracker crusts instead of "regular crusts". I think this will be right up my alley!

ShellyH said...

its great Anita! You can frost it with vanilla or cream cheese frosting but I do indeed prefer the cream cheese frosting on it. The cake never lasts long here!