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Friday, July 13, 2012

This Week In History and a great Lane Cake Recipe as well

This week in history in 1960 the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee was published. In honor of one of my favorite books I want to share this great recipe

recipe source here

Lane Cake
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil or butter
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups sifted flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup brandy or whisky
  • 3 beaten egg whites
Four 9-inch pie tins, oiled and floured
Cream together oil, sugar and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix until blended. Add water and brandy and mix for 2 minutes on medium. Gently fold in egg whites until mixed in, but don’t over mix or the eggs will deflate. Use ladle to evenly pour into 4 9-inch pie pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until center springs back. Cool thoroughly on racks.
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup melted and cooled butter
  • 1 cup chopped raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup brandy or whisky
  • ½ tsp vanilla
In saucepan mix together eggs and sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly for 6 minutes. Do not let boil. Add chopped pecans and raisins and cook for 1 minute. Add brandy and vanilla, cook another minute. Set aside to cool.
  • 1 cup butter, melted and cool
  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp brandy or milk (add more as needed)
Mix until smooth and fluffy.
Once cake is fully cooled, place on layer on the serving plate. Add 1/3 of the filling, spread evenly. Repeat for remaining layers and then frost.

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  1. A beautiful and luscious cake! So happy you linked to Potpourri Friday! Hope you will make it a weekly party stop!

  2. Oh this is brilliant, I always wondered what lane cae is and it looks delicious.

    Thanks for linking to e Sunday showcase.


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