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  1. 07a- 1 1/2 c Egg whites;

  2. 10-12 large

  3. 1 1/2 c Powdered sugar; sifted

  4. 1 c Cake flour; sifted, OR - all purpose flour 1 1/2 ts Cream of tartar

  5. 1 ts Vanilla

  6. 1 c Sugar


  8. 3/4 c Sugar

  9. 1 pk Unflavored gelatin

  10. ds Salt 3/4 c Cold water

  11. 1 ts Lemon peel; finely shredded

  12. 3 tb Lemon juice

  13. Yellow food coloring; - optional 1 c Whipping cream

  14. --GARNISH--

  15. 3 times. Set flour mixture aside. Add cream of tartar and vanilla to egg whites. Beat till soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar,

  16. 2 tablespoon at a time until soft peaks form. Sift about 1/4th of the flour mixture over the egg white mixture, then gently fold in. Repeat sifting and filding in the remaining flour mixture, using

  17. 1/4th of it each time. Gently fold in lemon peel. Gently cut through cake batter with a knife or metal spatula. Bake on lowest rack in a

  18. 40-45 minutes or till top springs back when lgihtly touched. Immediately invert cake in pan. Cool completely. Using a narrow metal spatual loosen sides of cake from pan. Remove cake from pan. Using a serrated or very sharp knife, cut off the top 1-inch of the cake; set aside. With the knife held parallel to the side of the cake, cut around the hole in the cente rof the cake, leaving a 1-inch thickness of cake around the hole, then cut around inside the outer edge of the cake, leaving the outer cake wall 1-inch thick. Using a spoon remove center of cake, leaving 1-inch thick base. Place the hollowed out cake on a serving plate. Spoon filling into the hollowed out section. Replace the top of the cake. Cover and chill for 4-24 hours. Before serving, sift powdered sugar over the cake; if desired, garnish with lemon slices. Lemon Cake Filling. In a saucepan, stir together sugar, gelatin and salt. Gradually stir in cold water. Stir in lemon peel and lemon juice. Heat and stir just till gelatin dissolves. If desired, stir in a few drops yellow food coloring. Cool lemon gelatin mixture in a bath of ice water, stirring constantly for 5-8 minutes or till mixture is the consistency of corn syrup. Remove lemon-gelatin mixture from ice water; set aside. In a medium bowl beat

  19. 1 cup whipping crem till soft peaks form. Fold

  20. 1/4th of the whipped cream into the lemon gelatin mixture back into the

  21. 5 minutes or till the mixture mounds when spooned. Makes

  22. 3 cups. --


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