Lane Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
Cake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 ¼ cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • 1 tsp. Ronald Reginald's Pure Vanilla Extract
Filling
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 cup seedless raisins, chopped
  • 1 ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 2 tsp. Ronald Reginald's Pure Vanilla Extract
Frosting
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅓ cup dark corn syrup
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 tsp. Ronald Reginald's Pure Vanilla Extract
Instructions
Cake:
  1. Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with milk. Add vanilla and fold in whites. Pour into 3 greased and waxed paper lined 9-inch pans. Bake in 375° oven 25 to 30 minutes. Cool slightly in pans.
Filling:
  1. Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer. Beat egg yolks until thick. Add to creamed mixture and cook over very low heat until thick (15 to 20 minutes). Add raisins, pecans, and coconut. Cool. Add brandy. Spread between layers of cake.
Frosting
  1. Beat egg whites with electric mixer until foamy. Bring sugar, salt, syrup, and water to a boil. Pour 3 tablespoons of the boiling syrup into the egg whites. Continue beating whites until stiff but not dry. Boil syrup mixture to 240°F, or soft ball test. Pour over egg whites, beating until the frosting begins to lose its gloss and holds its shape. Add vanilla. Spread over cake. If frosting becomes too stiff, add a drop or two of hot water to the mixture.
Recipe by Ronald Reginald's at http://www.ronaldreginalds.com/lane-cake/