Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. for Lemon Layer Cake Recipe

  2. For Cake

  3. 6 tablespoons sugar

  4. 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening

  5. 3 eggs

  6. 1 teaspoon baking powder

  7. 12 tablespoons flour

  8. Grated rind 1 lemon

  9. For Lemon Filling

  10. 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening

  11. 2 lemons

  12. 3/4 cup sugar

  13. 4 yolks of eggs

  14. 1 white of egg

  15. 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For cake.

  2. Put the eggs, sugar, and lemon rind into basin, stand it over pan of boiling water, and beat until warm; then remove from hot water, and continue beating until mixture is stiff and cold; then add flour mixed with baking powder and salt, and pass through sieve, add vegetable shortening melted but cool, taking care to stir very gently, but on no account beat it.

  3. Divide mixture into two small vegetable shorteninged and floured layer cake tins, and bake ten minutes in moderately hot oven.

  4. Turn out and cool, then put together with lemon filling.

  5. For filling.

  6. Beat up eggs in saucepan, add vegetable shortening, salt, grated rinds and strained lemon juice.

  7. Stir with wooden spoon over gentle heat until mixture just comes to boiling point.

  8. When cold use.

  9. Sufficient for one layer cake.


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