Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Silver White Cake

Lemon Filling


3/4 Cup sugar
3 T cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup water
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 T. butter
1/3 cup lemon juice
4 drops yellow food color

Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in saucepan.  Stir in water gradually.  Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.  Boil and stir for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat; add lemon peel and butter.  Stir in lemon juice and food color; cool.  If filling is too soft, refrigerate until set. 
I had some friends over this weekend and cooked up a storm.
I really had a taste for white cake with lemon filling, so I found a recipe for it.

2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 2/3 cups sugar
3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup shortening
1/4 cups mil
1 tsp. vanilla
5 egg whites

Lemon Filling
White Mountain Frosting
1/4 cup flaked coconut

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake pans.  Beat flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening, milk and vanilla in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly for 30 seconds.  Then beat on high speed scraping bowl occasionally, 2 minutes.  Add egg whites, beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally for two minutes.  Pour into pans.

Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, for 35 minutes.  Cool layers for 10 minutes; remove from pans.  Cool completely.  Put the lemon filling between the two cooled layers.  Frost cake with White Mountain Frosting; sprinkle with coconut.   

Cooling for 10 minutes

Out of the pans, cooling completely

White Mountain Frosting

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 T. water
2 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix sugar, corn syrup and water in saucepan.  Cover; heat to rolling boil over medium heat.  Remove cover and boil rapidly to 242 on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a firm ball that holds its shape until pressed.  As mixture boils, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.  Pour hot syrup very slowly in a thin stream into egg whites beating constantly on medium speed.  Add vanilla; beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. 

Silver White Cake

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