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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Grandma's Delicious Lord Baltimore Cake Recipe

When I was a little girl I can remember my grandmother and my aunt spending time in the kitchen baking up some delicious dessert cakes and this Lord Baltimore Cake Recipe was one that was handed down to me by them. It is a delicious cake...sweet and moist and makes the perfect cake for dinner parties, tea parties and family get-togethers.

Lord Baltimore Cake Recipe

To Make The Cake:

1 cup shortening
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
3 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream together the shortening and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition with an electric mixer. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Add in the vanilla extract. Pour into 2 greased 9" layer cake pans. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35-45 minutes or until done. Let cake cool and then turn out layers onto a wire rack.

Lord Baltimore Cake Frosting:

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
3 large egg whites
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup dried figs
1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
1/2 cup chopped seedless raisins

Boil together the sugar, water and vinegar until it reaches 238 degrees on a thermometer or until syrup spins long threads when dropped from the tip of your spoon. Beat egg whites until stiff; gradually add syrup, beating constantly with an electric mixer until frosting holds it shape. Add in the pinch of salt and vanilla extract. Fold in chopped dried figs, chopped pitted dates and chopped seedless raisins. Spread frosting between layers of the cake and on the top of the cake using up all of the frosting that you made. Delicious!

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