ABE LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY CAKE
Cream butter well, add sugar and cream again
Sift flour and baking powder together.
Add to butter and sugar mixture, mixing alternately with milk. Stir in the chopped almonds and beat well
Fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites.
Pour into a well greased paper lined pan and bake one (1 ) hour in a 350 degree oven.
Ice with boiled icing to which you have added half cup of candied pineapple and cherries, cut into very small pieces.
Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy sauce pan. Stir until sugar is dissolved
Cover, bring to a boil and cook 3 minutes.
Uncover and let boil to soft ball stage.
Beat egg whites and i tbsp cold water until stiff
Add hot syrup and vanilla gradually.
Beat until icing stands in soft peaks, put on cake. Top with candied pineapple for Abe and cherries for George.