Lady Baltimore Cake

Lady Baltimore Cake

The fairest of white cakes- Lady Baltimore.  This is our own version- Simple ingredients transformed into a delicate, elegant and delicious cake. Mis en place (set up- everything in place) is important here.  Follow each step carefully and watch the recipe come together nicely. Techniques may seem a bit different -try it-you will be pleased. Frost it with our Smooth White Frosting  or Seven Minute Frosting and serve it proud! 

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Lady Baltimore Batter

Lady Baltimore Cake

 

Lady Baltimore Cake

Preheat the oven to 350ºF

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour (not self rising)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 13 individual tablespoons of butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream whipped

Instructions

  1. Prepare two 9" cake pans- grease well and line the bottoms with parchment paper-grease the top of parchment paper too.
  2. Sift together the first 5 (dry) ingredients, place in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Heat the milk just until very warm, remove from heat, add the tablespoons of butter and the vanilla extract, set aside.
  4. Whip the cream until soft peaks form, set aside.
  5. Whip the egg whites until soft peaks form, set aside.
  6. Beat the milk mixture ( should be slightly warm or room temperature) with the dry ingredients for about 2 minutes.
  7. Briefly fold in the whipped cream.
  8. Gently fold in the whipped egg whites, until the batter is uniform.
  9. Pour batter into two 9” cake pans- greased well and bottoms lined with parchment papercake pans Bake at 350º for 27-30 minutes. Check for doneness.Do not over bake or cake will be dry.
  10. Cool for 10 minutes and carefully invert onto a baking rack- cool completely. Spread filling ** or frosting between the cake layers and frost with our Smooth White Frosting or 7 Minute Frosting.

Notes

For a true Lady Baltimore Cake: Add chopped nuts, chopped figs, raisins and/or chopped dried fruits to 1/2 cup of frosting and use as a filling.

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Frost it with our Smooth White Frosting or Seven Minute Frosting

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