Lady Baltimore Cake, Applesauce Date Cake,No Eggs, Milk or Butter Cake

Lady Baltimore Cake

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 3 teas, baking powder
  • ½ teas. salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teas. vanilla
  • 6 stiffly beaten egg whites

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 2-layer cake pans with cooking spray. Cream butter and sugar until very light. Mix the baking powder and salt with the sifted flour. Add the vanilla to the milk. Slowly add the flour mixture to the creamed sugar and butter or margarine alternating with the milk. Beat thoroughly as you add the flour mixture and milk mixture. Gently fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites. Divide batter between the 2 prepared layer pans. Bake in preheated oven for about 25 minutes. Allow cakes to cool and then frost with the Lady Baltimore Frosting (recipe follows).

Lady Baltimore Frosting

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 stiffly beaten egg whites
  • 1 teas. light corn syrup
  • ¼ teas. cream of tartar
  • ¼ cup chopped raisins
  • ¼ cup chopped figs
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped candied orange, lemon or citron peel
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ teas. vanilla

Beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff. Mix sugar, corn syrup and water together in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stir only until sugar is dissolved. Continue boiling rapidly until a drop of cold water dropped into this liquid forms a soft ball. Then pour this boiling water mixture in a fine stream over the stiffly beaten egg whites, beating constantly until mixture cools and thickens to spreading consistency. When frosting is thick enough to spread add the fruits, nuts and vanilla. Stir to combine and frost the cooled cake layers.

Applesauce Date Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 ¾ cups applesauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 6 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 2 teas. baking soda
  • 1 teas. cinnamon
  • ½ teas. salt
  • ½ teas. cloves
  • 1 teas. vanilla
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. 10X sugar for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13×9 baking pan with cooking spray. In a small bowl combine the flour, rolled oats, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cloves and set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar and butter or margarine and beat until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg to this sugar and butter mixture and beat well.

Add the flour mixture alternating with the applesauce and beat well after each addition. Stir in the dates. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven, allow cake to cool and sprinkle 10X sugar over the top.

No Eggs, Milk or Butter Cake

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups seeded raisins
  • ½ cup candied fruit peel, cut small
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 teas. cinnamon
  • ¼ teas. cloves
  • ¼ teas. nutmeg
  • ½ teas. salt
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 4 teas. baking powder
  • ½ teas. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat combine the sugar, water, fruit, shortening, spices and salt and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and cool mixture. Sift the flour and baking powder together and then stir this into the cooled liquid mixture. Stir in the vanilla. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan and bake in preheated oven for about one hour.