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    Mary Todd Lincoln Cake

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    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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    Serves: 12



    Units: US | Metric


    White Frosting


    1. 1
    2. 2
      Cream sugar, butter and vanilla.
    3. 3
      Sift together cake flour and baking powder three times.
    4. 4
      Add to creamed mixture alternatively with milk.
    5. 5
      Stir in almonds.
    6. 6
      Gently fold in the egg whites.
    7. 7
      Pour into two greased and floured 9 x 1 1/2 inch round baking pans.
    8. 8
      Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
    9. 9
      Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
    10. 10
      White Frosting:.
    11. 11
      Bring to boiling, sugar, water, cream of tartar and salt. Boil until sugar dissolves.
    12. 12
      Put egg whites in mixing bowl. Start beater and while egg whites are beating, very slowly add hot syrup.
    13. 13
      Beat until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes.
    14. 14
      Beat in vanilla for one more minute.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 25, 2009


      This is an excellent old fashion cake that has a great texture and the frosting is great! Make sure you mix up the cake ingredients well so everything gets incorporated! Same goes for the frosting!

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    • on June 23, 2010

      Other than that, Mrs Lincoln.. how was the play?

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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

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