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Lord Baltimore Cake Gold Cake

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Ingredients
  Cake flour 2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Soft shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Egg yolks 4
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For white mountain cream frosting
  Light corn syrup 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 4
  Cream of tartar 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For lord baltimore filling
  Toasted coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), flaked
  Pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Candied red cherries 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
  Orange rind 2 Teaspoon, grated
  Almond extract 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) Lightly grease two 9X1 1/2-inch layer cake pans and dust with flour.

WHITE MOUNTAIN CREAM FROSTING
3) In a small saucepan, sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt.
4) Cover and heat to boil.
5) Remove the lid, and allow to boil gently until the temperature comes to 242° on a candy thermometer.
6) In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks.
7) Gently stream hot syrup in the egg whites mixture, beating continuously at high speed until frosting is stiff.
8) Fold in the vanilla.

LORD BALTIMORE FILLING
9) In a bowl, whisk together coconut, pecans, cherries, orange rind, and almond extract.
10) Stir the White Mountain cream frosting in the coconut mixture.

MAKING
11) In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
12) In large mixer bowl, place together sugar, shortening, egg yolks, and vanilla.
13) Beat the sugar mixture at high speed for 3 minutes.
14) Take the bowl out from the mixer.
15) Slowly stir in the flour mixture alternately with milk, beating after each addition until batter is smooth.
16) Remove the batter into prepared pans.
17) Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
18) Allow to cool layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes.

FINALIZING
19) Using a knife loosen the edges and turn out the cakes on racks.
20) Leave until completely cooled.
21) Place the cake layers together with lord Baltimore filling.
22) Place the frost side and top with remaining White Mountain cream frosting.

SERVING
23) Garnish with pecan halves and cherry halves, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Pecan
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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