How to make it

  • CAKE
  • Heat over to 350°. Grease and flour 2 round pans or rectangular pan.
  • Beat flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, milk, shortening and vanilla in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly,30 seconds.
  • Beat on high speed scraping bowl occasionally 2 minutes.
  • Pour into pan(s).
  • Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center (layers 30-35 minutes, rectangular 40-45 minutes).
  • Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans.
  • Cool completely. If using rectangular pan, cut cake in half to make two layers.
  • Fill layers with Lemon Filling. Frost cake with White Mountain Frosting.
  • LEMON FILLING
  • Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in saucepan. Stir in water gradually.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat, add lemon peel and butter.
  • Stir in lemon juice and food coloring; cool.
  • If filling is too soft, refrigerate until set.
  • WHITE MOUNTAIN FROSTING
  • Mix sugar, corn syrup and water in saucepan. Cover; heat to rolling boil over medium heat.
  • Remove cover and boil rapidly to 242° on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a firm ball that holds its shape until pressed.
  • As mixture boils, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Pour hot syrup very slowly in a thin stream into egg whites, beating constantly on medium speed.
  • Add vanilla; bet on high speed until stiff peaks form.

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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    absolutely WOW!!!!
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  • katie51501 6 years ago
    I really like this cake. What I did differently is to add lactose free milk and instead of shortening I added Fleischman's unsalted lactose free margarine. I also did not use the lemon filling and put strawberry flavoring into the cake instead of vanilla. It was VERY MOIST, and I loved it.
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  • gwencampbell 6 years ago
    Yum. Wow. Will make this soon!!
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  • krumkake 7 years ago
    That sounds WONDERFUL - can't wait to find an excuse to give this one a try! Thanks-
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