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Minnehaha Cake

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"The cake is named after an Indian Princess. Minnehaha means Laughing Water. The cake is beautiful and is a great Christmas cake."
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2 h servings 295
Original recipe yields 18 servings (1 9x13-inch cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.
  2. Beat together the white sugar and butter. Add the eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool cake completely on wire rack.
  4. Combine the brown sugar, egg whites, water, and salt in a heat-proof bowl. Place the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water and beat with an electric mixer. Cook the frosting, beating constantly, for 10 minutes, or until the frosting will stand in peaks. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until thick.
  5. Spread the frosting on the cooled cake. To decorate, place one large raisin in each corner. Then place toasted almonds, toasted pecans, and red and green cherries all over the cake.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 295 calories; 8.9 51.1 4 35 149 Full nutrition

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this came out great , but did cut down on the sugar. 3/4 sugar and 1 c brown sugar , the sweetness was just right and instead of 1 c milk I added 1 c. greek style yogurt , really moist.

The picture was not of a sheet cake. What was with the mini bundt cakes? And if this recipe can be made that way, how long are they baked?

I was looking for a yellow cake that wasn't as dense as a pound cake and used whole eggs. This fit the bill. I made the cake exactly as written and baked in mini fluted tube pan. The cake di...

This cake was very well received by adults and kids when I made it for my Mother's 65th birthday. I did make a change that was necessary due to items on hand. I was out of vanilla extract so I u...