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Elegant Layer Cake

Categories: Cakes

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This layer cake features vanilla sponge, lemon filling and coconut on the outside. The crystallized flowers add an elegant touch to this simple layer cake.


  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. margarine or butter
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 lg. eggs separated
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Elegant Layer Cake Frosting
    • 1 c. sugar
    • 1/3 c. water
    • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 1 can lemon cream pie filling
    • 2 c. flaked coconut
    • 1 egg whites
    • superfine sugar


Sift together flour, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together margarine and sugar 2 to 3 minutes or until fluffy. Add egg yolks; beat until blended. Beating well after each addition, starting and ending with flour mixture, add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat in vanilla. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.