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Walter Kerr's Birthday Cake (Connie Kerr) Recipe

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This recipe for Walter Kerr's Birthday Cake (Connie Kerr), by , is from The Kerr Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Maureen Kerr-Carter
Added: Saturday, July 18, 2009


2 cups sifted cake flour
1 cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon slat
cup shortening
cup milk
cup maraschino cherry juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons almond extract
4 egg whites, unbeaten
18 maraschino cherries, well-drained and very finely chopped
cup walnuts, very finely chopped

Stir flour, sugar, baking powder, and slat into mixing bowl. Add shortening. Combine milk and cherry juice. Add cup of this liquid to flour mixture. Add extracts. Beat 2 minutes by hand or low speed. Add cherries and nuts and blend.

Bake in 2 deep 9 inch greased layer pans in 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Cool. **Bake in heart shaped pan and frost with Pink Valentine Frosting. 2 Tbsp. Shortening, 2 Tbsp. Butter, 1 tsp. Vanilla, tsp almond extract, tsp salt, 4 cups sifted icing sugar, 9 Tbsp milk.




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