Lord Baltimore Cake


This recipe for the classic cake delivers a rich and beautiful Lord Baltimore cake certain to impress your guests.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
1 to 9 - layer inch cake


  • 2 ¾ cups cake flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • cup butter, softened

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 7 egg yolks

  • 1 ¼ cups milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½ cup crushed macaroon cookies

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • ¼ cup chopped blanched almonds

  • 12 candied cherries, quartered

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


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

  2. In small bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. In another small mixer bowl beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored; set aside.

  3. In large mixer bowl combine butter and sugar. Beat until very light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg yolks. With mixer at low speed add dry ingredients alternately with milk and vanilla, starting and ending with dry ingredients. Divide evenly among prepared pans. Spread to edges.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

  5. Make Seven Minute Frosting (see footnote). Remove one third of the Seven Minute Frosting and place it in a mixing bowl with the macaroon crumbs, pecans, almonds, cherries, lemon juice, and orange rind. Fold together until thoroughly blended. Use this mixture as the filling between the three cake layers, and use the remaining 2/3 of the frosting to cover the tops and sides of the cake.


Use the recipe for Seven Minute Frosting to make the filling and frosting for this cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

468 Calories
19g Fat
70g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 468
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 139mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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