This cake is a real beauty covered with soft icing. You may substitute sherry for vanilla if you choose.

Carol
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round layer pans.

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  • In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine, 1 1/4 cups sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla together well. Beat until light and fluffy.

  • Stir flour, baking powder, and salt together in another bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in 3 parts alternating with milk in 2 parts, beginning and ending with flour.

  • Using clean beaters, beat egg whites in mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Add 1/2 cup sugar gradually while beating until stiff. Fold whipped egg whites into batter. Pour into prepared pans.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean. Cool.

  • To Make Filling: Stir 2 cups Lady Baltimore Frosting, raisins, nuts, cherries, and 2 teaspoons vanilla or sherry all together. Use as filling to spread between layers. Spread remaining frosting on tops and sides of cake.

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Get the recipe for Lady Baltimore Frosting.

Nutrition Facts

439.8 calories; 6.4 g protein; 63.4 g carbohydrates; 42.3 mg cholesterol; 368.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2007
My Grandmother and my Mother used to make this cake. It was soooooooooo good. I had lost the recipe in all my movings over the years Now I'v got it back. Thanks a heap. Wouldn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2009
I was not impressed with this cake it. The cake was just ordinary but nice I think the same results could be achieved much more simply and cheaply than in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2007
My Grandmother and my Mother used to make this cake. It was soooooooooo good. I had lost the recipe in all my movings over the years Now I'v got it back. Thanks a heap. Wouldn't change a thing. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2008
I'll give this 5 stars it tastes good however I probably won't make it again. I have another white cake recipe that I use and get similar results without jumping through all the hoops. It is good and worth trying. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
My boss who is an awesome chef/baker wanted her mom to make her famous LB cake but she wouldn't so I took a stab at it and this turned out great! Everyone loved it even boss's mom! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2009
I was not impressed with this cake it. The cake was just ordinary but nice I think the same results could be achieved much more simply and cheaply than in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2011
it's a real winner! I have been making this cake since 1945. It is in my WWII recipe book. I have won ribbons at the fair with the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2012
this was hard to make and sooooo very worth the effort. we threw a 1920's party and this was one of the highlights. make it. now. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2011
I thank you Carol for sharing this recipe. Read More