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From Baking is Fun By Ann Pillsbury, 1945

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Cake
 2 ¼ cups sifted flour
 3 ¼ tsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
 1 ½ cups sugar
 ½ cup shortening
  cup milk
  cup milk
 ½ cup egg whites
 1 tsp vanilla
Lime Filling
 ¼ cup cornstarch
 ¼ tsp salt
  cup sugar
 1 cup water
 1 egg yolkslightly beaten
 3 tbsp lime juice
 1 tbsp grated lime rind
 2 drops green food coloring
Fluffy White Frosting
 1 egg white
  cup sugar
 ¼ cup light corn syrup
 3 tbsp water
  tsp salt
  tsp cream of tartar

Cake
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar. Add shortening and milk. Beat for 2 minutes until batter is well-blended and glossy. If an electric mixer is used, beat at low to medium speed for the same period of time.

3

Add milk, egg whites and vanilla to the batter. Beat for two minutes and pour into two lightly greased, floured 8-inch layer cake pans. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
Yield: 2 8-inch cake layers

4

If making a loaf cake, pour batter into a lightly greased, floured, 12x8x2 inch pan. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes.

Lime Filling
5

Blend together cornstarch, salt, and sugar. Add water and mix well. Cook over direct heat until thick, stirring constantly. Add a little of the hot mixture to egg yolk; mix well and return to the remainder of the mixture. Cook over low heat about two minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add lime juice, rind and food coloring: cool. Spread between layers.

Fluffy White Frosting
6

Combine egg white, sugar, corn syrup, water, salt and cream of tartar. Place on top of a double boiler over rapidly boiling water and beat with rotary beater until mixture stands in peaks. Remove from boiling water. Add vanilla, continue beating until thick enough to spread. Frost sides and top of cooled cake and decorate with lime mints.

Ingredients

Cake
 2 ¼ cups sifted flour
 3 ¼ tsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
 1 ½ cups sugar
 ½ cup shortening
  cup milk
  cup milk
 ½ cup egg whites
 1 tsp vanilla
Lime Filling
 ¼ cup cornstarch
 ¼ tsp salt
  cup sugar
 1 cup water
 1 egg yolkslightly beaten
 3 tbsp lime juice
 1 tbsp grated lime rind
 2 drops green food coloring
Fluffy White Frosting
 1 egg white
  cup sugar
 ¼ cup light corn syrup
 3 tbsp water
  tsp salt
  tsp cream of tartar

Directions

Cake
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar. Add shortening and milk. Beat for 2 minutes until batter is well-blended and glossy. If an electric mixer is used, beat at low to medium speed for the same period of time.

3

Add milk, egg whites and vanilla to the batter. Beat for two minutes and pour into two lightly greased, floured 8-inch layer cake pans. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
Yield: 2 8-inch cake layers

4

If making a loaf cake, pour batter into a lightly greased, floured, 12x8x2 inch pan. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes.

Lime Filling
5

Blend together cornstarch, salt, and sugar. Add water and mix well. Cook over direct heat until thick, stirring constantly. Add a little of the hot mixture to egg yolk; mix well and return to the remainder of the mixture. Cook over low heat about two minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add lime juice, rind and food coloring: cool. Spread between layers.

Fluffy White Frosting
6

Combine egg white, sugar, corn syrup, water, salt and cream of tartar. Place on top of a double boiler over rapidly boiling water and beat with rotary beater until mixture stands in peaks. Remove from boiling water. Add vanilla, continue beating until thick enough to spread. Frost sides and top of cooled cake and decorate with lime mints.

Lime Delight Cake

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