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Amalgamation Cake

Recipe Ingredients

Cake
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup raisins, ground
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 pint blackberry jam
8 egg whites (yolks go in the frosting)

Frosting
8 egg yolks
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup coconut
1 cup raisins, ground
1 1/2 tablespoons cream

Method

  • Cake: Cream the butter and sugar. Add the jam, spices, buttermilk and baking soda. Add the flour and mix until blended. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  • Turn into three 8- or 9-inch can pans that have been greased, lined with wax paper and grease and flour the wax paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes.
  • Frosting: Mix all ingredients and cook in a double boiler for 15 minutes. Add a little cream to thin if it gets too thick.
  • Posted by FootsieBear at Recipe Goldmine April 30, 2001.