Claudia Dawn's Note:
My grandson brought this recipe home after their Abraham Lincoln birthday celebration at school and insisted that I keep this recipe. I'm posting here on RecipeZaar as an untried recipe. Prep time is an estimate. An added note on the recipe card: "The marriage of Mary Todd to Abraham Lincoln is best expressed by the words Lincoln had engraved inside Mary's wedding band, "Love is Eternal". Mary expressed her feelings in less dramatic, but lasting and tasteful terms. She baked him her favorite white cake. This is her recipe."
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- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups cake flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 1/3 cups milk
- 1 cup almonds, finely chopped
- 6 egg whites, stiffly beaten
- 2Cream sugar, butter and vanilla.
- 3Sift together cake flour and baking powder three times.
- 4Add to creamed mixture alternatively with milk.
- 5Stir in almonds.
- 6Gently fold in the egg whites.
- 7Pour into two greased and floured 9 x 1 1/2 inch round baking pans.
- 8Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
- 9Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
- 10White Frosting:.
- 11Bring to boiling, sugar, water, cream of tartar and salt. Boil until sugar dissolves.
- 12Put egg whites in mixing bowl. Start beater and while egg whites are beating, very slowly add hot syrup.
- 13Beat until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes.
- 14Beat in vanilla for one more minute.
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Nutritional Facts for Mary Todd Lincoln Cake
Serving Size: 1 (155 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 490.0
- Calories from Fat 204
- Total Fat 22.6 g
- Saturated Fat 10.8 g
- Cholesterol 44.4 mg
- Sodium 302.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 65.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
- Sugars 42.5 g
- Protein 8.1 g