Usually used to make the southern specialty, the 'Lady Baltimore Cake'.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
7 mins
total:
17 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 2-layer cake
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring sugar and water to a boil, without stirring, in a saucepan until syrup is 238 degrees F (114 degrees C) or until a small amount of syrup dropped in cold water forms a soft thread, 7 to 10 minutes.

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  • Slowly pour syrup over egg whites in a bowl; stir in vanilla extract and continue to beat until thick and cold. Add baking powder and beat until filling/frosting is thick enough to spread without running. Fold almonds, figs, and raisins into filling/frosting.

Cook's Note:

Pecans can be substituted for the almonds, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 25.1g 8% DV; fat 3g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 15.5mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition