Monday, March 22, 2010

Helen's Delicate White Cake With Orange Icing

This sounds like a delicious and light cake. There is no designated flavoring in this cake so either make it vanilla or orange extract for this cake. The good thing about this recipe is you can change the flavor to anything you want it to be by just changing the extract flavor to whatever you like. But in keeping with the name of this cake I will write the recipe out exactly as written. What you choose to do with your own imagination is up to you. As for the icing, there are no directions and so I hoofed it on my own. I think Helen knew it was such a basic recipe that she didn't need to waste her time writing down directions.

Helen's Delicate White Cake With Orange Icing

1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups sifted flour
5 egg whites
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup thin milk*
1 1/4 tsp. flavoring

Cream shortening; add sugar gradually; cream thoroughly. Sift flour, salt, baing powder. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Blend in flavoring. Fold in egg whites. Bake in greased and floured pans. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degree moderate oven.
*Thin milk is most likely 2%, though any milk would do.

Orange Icing

5 Tbls. butter
3 cups xxxx sugar
2 Tbls. lemon juice
2 Tbls. orange juice
1 tsp. orange rind

There were no directions given for making this icing. I will give you my own.
Sift the sugar into a bowl, add butter and juices and beat until smooth and creamy. To make it a bit more thick, add more sugar, a bit at a time until desired consistency.

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