Lane Cake Recipe

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LANE CAKE

Linda Woodham

By
@fancygran

This is my husband's grandmother's (Minnie McCoy Whitehead) recipe for Lane cake It came from her mother,but we don't know her name they are direct descendants form the Hatfields and McCoys,she was born in 1899 in West Virginia. We have been trying to find this recipe in my mother-in-laws cookbooks and her recipe box. She was bad about sticking stuff every where.My sister-in-law found it in her mother's Bible at church this morning. My MIL passed in 1992, and she just found it

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
butter
4 c
sugar
3 1/2 c
flour sifted
3 tsp
baking powder
1 c
milk
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 tsp
8 eggs separated
1 c
raisins chopped
1 c
nuts chopped your choice
1 c
coconut
1 c
wine or bourbon

Step-By-Step

1CAKE:
2cream one cup butter and 2 cups sugar together until fluffy and light
3sift flour with baking powder
4add flour mixture with creamed mixture alternately with milk mixing on med, add one tsp. vanilla
5beat egg whites until stiff. fold into cake batter,DO NOT STIR FOLD
6spread into cake pans evenly
7grease and flour 3 - 9" cake pans. Bake on 350 20-30 min until springs back and golden brown
8use half of wine or bourbon on cake layers,brush each layer after stacking.
9FILLING
10beat egg yolks slightly. add remaining sugar and butter,
11cook in double boiler until thick,stirring constantly. add raisins,nuts,and coconut.stir in remaining vanilla and wine
12spread filling thickly between layers of cake and on top and sides.
13she would wrap the cake in 2-3 layers of tin foil and refregirate for 3 days before serveing,you didn't dare try to look at it. so,so good
14I had to put this in terms we could understand if there is something you don't understand or I left out please let me know, I have went over it until I'm crosseyed lol.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American