How to make it

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Butter and flour 2-9x2 inch cake pans. Set aside.
  • Sift together 3 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside
  • Place butter in the bowl of electric mixer.
  • Cream on medium-low speed and gradually add sugar.
  • Continue mixing until pale yellow
  • Add flour alternately with milk, beginning & ending with flour
  • **Batter wll be very stiff & thick**
  • In a clean 2nd bowl of electric mixer, attach the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form(3 - 5 minutes)
  • Take about 1 cup and whisk into batter.
  • Fold the remaining beaten whites into the batter
  • Divide the batter between the prepared pans
  • Bake until the tops are pale golden & toothpick tests clean, approximately 35 - 45 minutes
  • Remove to a rack to cool slightly
  • Invert the cake layers onto a rack to cool completely
  • Cobine the yolks, sugar and butter in medium, heavy saucepan over medium heat
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completly dissolved and mixture is thick and candy-like(about 10 minutes)
  • Remove from heat and add raisins, coconut & pecans.
  • Set aside and keep warm
  • In a small, heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water & cream of tartar. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved.
  • Increase heat to a boil. Do not stir anymore.
  • Boil, washing down sides of pan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water from time to time to prevent sugar from crystallizing, until a candy thermometer registers 240 degrees, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in the bowl of electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form, about 2 1/2 minutes
  • Remove the syrup from the heat when temperature reaches 240 degrees.
  • Pour the syrup in a steady stream down the side(to avoid splattering) of the bowl containing egg white mixture, with the mixer on medium-low speed.
  • Beat frosting on medium speed until cool, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • The frosting should be thick & shiny
  • Heat oven to 300 degrees
  • Butter a rimmed baking sheet. Set aside
  • Combine the egg white and water in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk until foamy, about 2 minutes
  • Add pecans and stir to coat
  • Place the sugar in a second medium bowl
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the pecans to the bowl of sugar. Toss to coat.
  • Transfer the coated nuts to prepared baking sheet. Bake until crisp, about 25 minutes.
  • Transfer to wire rack to cool completely
  • TO ASSEMBLE THE CAKE(finally!!)
  • Place one of the cooled cake layers on a cardboard cake round. Spread with half the fruit filling
  • Top with second layer, bottom side up, and top with remaining fruit filling.
  • Ice the sides of the cake with reserved boiled icing
  • Garnish with sugared pecans
  • ****************************************************************
  • -Life was meant to be lived and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life-
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • ********************************************************************

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  • michellem 9 years ago
    This cake sounds so good..thank you for sharing..
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  • lindal34 9 years ago
    Ditto. Wow what a cake. I've never seen anything quite like it. Where did you find it?
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow what a cake gonnna have to do this one for holiday{Print it off also. Thanks
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  • rosemaryblue 9 years ago
    My mother used to make this cake! It's delicious. Quite elegant!
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Oh wow! all my favorites in one cake! yummmm sure got my 5
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  • midgelet 9 years ago
    Being a coconut lover, I must try this one
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  • pudgy47 9 years ago
    Hey this sounds good!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    tippystclair ate it and said...
    Looks like my next cake!
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    " It was excellent "
    vickycummins ate it and said...
    This sounds soooooooooo good!! Has my 5!
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  • grandmacooks 9 years ago
    Sounds decadent and delicious! your picture of Alf!
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    Jett, this sounds delicious!,really, thanks for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
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