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Heavenly Birthday Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Heavenly Birthday Cake, by , is from Salem United Methodist Church Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

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Guidepost August 2005
Added: Monday, July 28, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:
Icing:
2 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 egg yolks, beaten
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups confectioner's sugar
4 eggs(room temp, separated)
3 Tbs orange juice
2 cups sugar (reserve 4 Tbs)
2 tsp orange extract
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 square unsweetened baking chocolate
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup raspberry jam
1 cup milk
pecans

mandarin orange slices

Directions:
Directions:
Cake:
Preheat oven to 375F. Grease and flour two 9" cake pans.
Sift the dry ingredients together. In another bowl, beat egg whites with whisk until stiff. Mix 4 Tbs sugar into egg whites; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter. Add remaining sugar, beating until light. Beat egg yolks and add to sugar and butter mixture. Add vanilla. Add dry ingredients slowly; alternating with milk until ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Beat egg whites again and fold into cake mixture. Pour batter into pans and bake for approximately 25 minutes.

Icing:
Cream butter, add beaten egg yolks and gradually stir in sugar. Add orange juice and extract and beat until creamy. Add baking chocolate (melted over warm water) and mix thoroughly. Spread raspberry jam on bottom layer of cooled cake. Spread chocolate orange icing on top layer and sides. Decorate top with pecans and mandarin orange slices and a dollop of jam.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
From Fanny Farmer's Boston Cooking School, 1941.

 

 

 

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