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Anniversary Cake

Rated as 3.89 out of 5 Stars

"This is a good cake for a family party; for larger parties, bake two cakes. This recipe is at least 50 years old. You may substitute 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest for the vanilla."
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1 h 45 m servings 357
Original recipe yields 12 servings (9 inch square layer cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line the bottom of two 9 inch round pans, two 9 inch square pans, or one 10 x 16 inch pan.
  2. Combine sifted flour, baking powder, and salt; sift together three times.
  3. Beat egg whites until foamy. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar gradually, and continue beating only until meringue will hold up in soft peaks.
  4. Cream shortening. Add remaining 1-1/4 cups sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy. Add flour alternately with milk, a small amount at a time; beat after each addition until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Add meringue, and beat thoroughly into batter. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan or pans.
  5. Bake cake in 9 inch round pans or 10 x 16 inch pan for about 30 minutes. The baking time for the square pans is 25 minutes. Cool. Spread Lemon Orange Filling between layers, and Snowy Boiled Icing over top and sides of cake. Decorate plate with small flowers.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 357 calories; 12.5 56.4 5.5 3 356 Full nutrition

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El filling esta muy rico!. Teresonic

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The cake was not that tasty.

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El filling esta muy rico!. Teresonic

I made this cake yesterday for my in-laws' 35th anniversary and it went over very well! One guest thought it was the best cake she's ever had. I made the cake with 2 round layers and it served...

The cake was not that tasty.


i did this cake the best / ty so munch / cool cake / for teen birthday / 16 went over well / everyone like the cake / the teen like it / now that cool when teen like it / ty a gain / hava

This cake was a disappointment. It did cook evenly without much of a crest. However, It sunk while cooling, it was dry and had a bland but over sweet taste. Texture was spongy and did not hold...

I made this cake and we LOVED it. It did fall apart thought. It was AMAZING. The second time I made it for my parents anniversary it was perfect. It had a little crunch on the edge but that mad...

It was okay needs to be better but i liked it but didnt love it