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Martha Washington's Great Cake

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  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 6
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Mace 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Diced citron 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Diced crystallized ginger 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flaked almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Confectioner's sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon

Cream together 1 cup each butter or margarine and sugar.
Beat in 6 eggs, 1 at a time.
Fold in 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour which has been resifted with 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon each mace, salt and nutmeg.
Stir in 1 cup each diced citron, crystallized ginger and coarsely chopped almonds.
Grease a 9-inch pan very well (or use an angel food pan) and press over sides and base 1/2 cup flaked almonds to line pan.
Spoon in batter.
Bake 1 to 1 1/4 hours at 325°, or until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted in center.
Cool cake in pan on wire rack 5 minutes.
Remove from pan to rack and cool completely.
To make frosting:
Blend 1 cup confectioners sugar with 1-2 tablespoons brandy.
Spoon over cake so frosting runs over top and drizzles down sides.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 7101 Calories from Fat 2727

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 306 g471.5%

Saturated Fat 132.5 g662.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1752.7 mg584.2%

Sodium 2245 mg93.5%

Total Carbohydrates 992 g330.6%

Dietary Fiber 34 g135.9%

Sugars 595.4 g

Protein 115 g229.2%

Vitamin A 142.1% Vitamin C 1%

Calcium 148.7% Iron 171.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Martha Washington's Great Cake Recipe