"CRADLE CAKE" for BABY JESUS BIRTHDAY

Nancy J. Patrykus

By
@Finnjin

This would be a wonderful "CRADLE" cake to make at Christmas time to celebrate the bith of our BLESSED BABY JESUS!
I found this in a Woman's Day magazine maybe 30 years ago.
It was a Silver Spoon Award Cake.
Wrapped in foil and refrigerated it will keep more than a week.
It was named CRADLE CAKE because of the crispy meringue "cradle" that surrounds this tender cake.
The recipe and picture is from Woman's Day Magazine.
Sorry, I do not have the name of the lady that won this award.


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Serves:

Family

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
4
eggs, separated
1 c
pecans or walnuts very finely chopped
1
sq. (1 ounc) unsweetened chocolate grated
1/2 c
butter softened
3/4 c
milk
2
squares (i oz. each) semisweet chocolate, melted with 3 table spoons ofwater. for garanish
8
whole pecans or half walnut for garnish on top
2 c
sugar, divided in half
the sugar and flour amounts ..should have been in the ingredient beginning.
2 c
flour

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Grease a 10 inch tube pan.
Line the bottom with waxed paper. Set aside.
Stir together flour, baking powder,and salt.
Set aside.
In a medium bowl beat egg whites till peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar until stiff, glossy and peaks form.
Fold in very finely chopped nuts, and grated chocolate.
2
Spread this mixture on the bottom and up three quarters of pan as though lining it.
In a large bowl cream butter and remaining 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg yolks and vanilla until well blended.
Stir in flour mixture alternately with milk until well blended.
3
Pour cake mixture into pan, making sure it is surrounded by meringue on all sides and
lower than the top of meringue!
4
Bake in a pre-heated 325 oven 65-75 minutes.
Or until a pick stuck in the middle comes out clean..Do not invert cooked cake pan.
Cool on a rack 25 minutes.
Or until sides of cake can be loosened easily, with a spatula.
Turn out on a serving plate.
Decorate cake like you see in the picture.
At my home we sang "Happy Birthday" to Jesus...
A Merry Christmas to you and yours!..
Nancy 11/12/11

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #Christmas, #Jesus, #cradle