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Lady Baltimore Cake


1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups pastry flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
6 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Lady Balitmore Cake Icing
2 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cups raisens
2/3 cups chopped pecans
3 shredded figs

Cream butter and add sugar gradually. Mix and sift all dry ingredients and alternatly with the milk, beginning with the flour mixture. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold them in gently. Add vanilla extract. Bake in three 7-inch layer cake pans at a temperature of 360 degrees (moderate oven) for about 25 minutes.
Directions for Icing
Cook sugar, corn syrup, water and salt together until the temperature of 248 degrees is reached or to the firm ball stage. Pour the hot syrup into the well beaten egg whites while beating constantly. Add vanilla extract and continue beating until the frosting will hold its shape when tossed over the back of a spoon. Now stir in your raisins, pecans and shredded figs.

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