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Amalgamation Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joan Stewart
Added: Friday, June 13, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup shortening or butter
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup milk with 1 tsp. vanilla in it
8 egg whites, beaten
2 scant tsp. baking powder

Filling:
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup chopped raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped Brazil nuts
1 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup dates, chopped
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
1 cup fresh or frozen coconut
1/4 cup bourbon
8 egg yolks, beaten

Directions:
Directions:
Mix first 6 ingredients as you would for a regular cake, creaming the butter and sugar and alternating the milk and flour. Add the egg whites last.

Filling:
Beat eggs and sugar, then add butter. Let come to a boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and add whiskey. While still hot add fruits and nuts. Spread between layers and there is enough for the top and sides.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12-16
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was a lot of work but was very popular for Lion/Lioness Club and Sunday School dinners. Mom made this recipe often before the days of prepackaged chopped nuts and other ingredients!

 

 

 

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