Abraham Lincoln's " Best Cake I Ever Tasted" - a White

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Beat the 6 eggs whites until stiffly beaten.
  • Cream together the softened butter, sugar and vanilla.
  • Sift together the cake flour and baking powder.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with milk to the creamed butter and sugar.
  • Stir in the finely chopped almonds.
  • Gently fold in the egg whites.
  • Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans.
  • Bake at 375° for 28-30 minutes.
  • Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans.
  • Frost with White Frosting.
  • WHITE FROSTING: In a saucepan combine 1 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water and 1/4 tsp cream of tartar and dash of salt.
  • Bring mixture to boiling, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  • Place 2 egg whites in a mixing bowl and very slowly pour the hot sugar syrup over, beating CONSTANTLY with a mixer until stiff peaks form - this takes about 7 minutes. Beat in vanilla and frost cake.
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