Martha Washington's Great Cake

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 40
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • WRITTEN AS PER MARTHA WASHINGTON'S DIRECTIONS.
  • Take forty eggs and divide the whites from the yolks, and beat them (whites) to a froth.
  • Then work the butter to a cream, and put the whites of the eggs to it, a cup at a time, until well-worked.
  • Then add sugar (finely powdered) to it in the same manner (one cup at a time).
  • Then put the egg yolks and flour and fruit to it.
  • Add to it mace, nutmeg, wine and brandy.
  • Two hours will bake it. (350 degrees).
  • In the TV program: Martha Stewart baked this in a 16x16x3-inch square pan (it was HUGE!). I suppose you could divide the batter between two 13x9 pans, too.
  • She frosted it with a meringue (whipped egg white & sugar) that was lightly baked to give it a crunch -- and claimed that it would keep for weeks if the cake wasn't cut.
  • She's got a smaller version on her website.
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