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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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
9 inch square layer cake
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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 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.

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  • Combine sifted flour, baking powder, and salt; sift together three times.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

357 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 56.4g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 3.3mg; sodium 356.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2003
El filling esta muy rico!. Teresonic Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/14/2004
The cake was not that tasty. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2003
El filling esta muy rico!. Teresonic Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/14/2004
The cake was not that tasty. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2008
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 16. I used the White Cake Frosting I recipe to frost and for the filling between the two layers I mixed 2/3c raspberry preserves with 2t Grand Marnier. Great cake - thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2011
THIS CAKE IS AMAZING! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2005
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 Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/17/2010
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 together well after removed from the pan. It was impossible to stack the halves without breaking apart. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2014
It was okay needs to be better but i liked it but didnt love it Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2018
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 made it even better my mom said that was her favorite part! Read More
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