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    Martha Washington Creme Cake

    Martha Washington Creme Cake. Photo by Pastryismybiz

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    Total Time:

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    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Pastryismybiz's Note:

    This is a 2 generation favorite. The layers are similar to a genoise. The cooked filling is simple and carrys the flavors of butter, vanilla and eggs. A sifting of powered sugar just before presentation is all it needs. I have, for birthdays, frosted the sides with 7 minute frosting. It's time to share this.

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    Ingredients:

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    Cake

    Filling

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Beat 3 egg yolks, sugar and water until creamy.
    2. 2
      In another bowl beat 3 egg whites to soft peak.
    3. 3
      Sift flours, BP and salt. Stir with whisk to mix thoroughly.
    4. 4
      Add egg whites and flour mixture to egg yolk mixture alternating each and folding until batter is just incorporated.
    5. 5
      Batter will have some traces of flour exposed. Do not stir and do not over mix for best results.
    6. 6
      Grease 2 9" cake pans. Line bottom of each with waxed paper or parchment. Grease paper and dust bottoms and sides with flour.
    7. 7
      Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes. Test for doneness with toothpick.
    8. 8
      For ease in slicing the layers in 2, place cake layers in pans in freezer. To remove from pan when ready to assemble, turn stove burner to med and slide bottom of cake pan around until the heat releases cake; test by using a butter knife pulling the sides up until cake comes free from bottom.This happens within seconds. Slice frozen layers in two and spread filling between layers leaving top of cake bare.
    9. 9
      Filling:.
    10. 10
      Cream egg yolks.
    11. 11
      Mix cornstarch with a small amount of the milk and then add to saucepan with balance of milk, creamed egg yolks and sugar. Cook until it comes to a boil.
    12. 12
      Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.
    13. 13
      Cool.
    14. 14
      Can use leftover egg whites to frost sides of cake with 7 minute frosting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Martha Washington Creme Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (154 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 358.7
     
    Calories from Fat 54
    15%
    Total Fat 6.0 g
    9%
    Saturated Fat 2.7 g
    13%
    Cholesterol 146.9 mg
    48%
    Sodium 281.4 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 70.5 g
    23%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 52.7 g
    211%
    Protein 6.3 g
    12%

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