The cake is named after an Indian Princess. Minnehaha means Laughing Water. The cake is beautiful and is a great Christmas cake. Originally submitted to CakeRecipe.com.

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Servings:
18
Yield:
9 x 13 inch cake
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until tests done.

  • To Make Frosting: Beat together with an electric mixer the brown sugar, egg whites, water and salt. Place in a double boiler over rapidly boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook 10 minutes or until frosting will stand in peaks. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until thick. Spread on cake. Decorating: Place one large raisin in each corner. Then place toasted almonds, toasted pecans, red and green cherries all over the cake.

Nutrition Facts

419 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 56g; fat 20.6g; cholesterol 35.3mg; sodium 148.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
I served it for company the first time I made it - absolutely delicious!!! The icing doesn't always come out exactly (i.e. doesn't always stand in 'peaks') but if all else fails I just drizzle it over the cake and let it harden. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2012
THIS TURNED OUT GREAT! MY FAMILY GOT A BIG KICK OUT OF IT, MY HUSBAND'S GREAT GRANDMA'S NAME WAS MINNEHAHA! Read More