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Grandma's Marshmallow Cake

Rated as 4.12 out of 5 Stars

"This is a very old recipe that belonged to my grandmother. I hope that you like it."
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servings 130
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 -9 inch layers)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9 inch layer cake pans.
  2. Cream the shortening, add the sugar gradually.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture.
  4. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks are formed. Fold the beaten egg whites and the vanilla into the cake batter. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 130 calories; 4.5 20.9 1.9 < 1 85 Full nutrition

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I made cupcakes and was disappointed. It was exceptionally dry and doughy. If I had folded in the egg whites without the additional 1/4 C. milk, I don't believe the batter would have accepted...

Very flavorful cake, I did add 1/4cup more milk to the batter(batter was way too dry) probably would never make again

This is lovely, made as the recipe instructs. Light, sweet, slightly sponge-y, and will be perfect with fruit. It is quite sweet, and not everyone will want a sweet frosting on it. Do NOT add...

amazing. used a 9 inch square, baked for 1 hour, and was amazing. can't say how amazing it is. so simple and disappearing as i write this

This was very good, although it tasted like corn bread to me. Was it supposed to taste like that? I put fruit dip on top with fruit on the side. It was delicio!!:]