*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                 LANE CAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   lb           Butter,at room temperature
    2       c            Sugar
    3 1/2   c            Flour,all-purpose
    3 1/2   ts           Baking powder
      1/2   ts           Salt
    1       c            Milk
    8                    Egg whites
                         -----LANE FILLING-----
    8                    Egg yolks
    1       c            Sugar
      1/2   lb           Butter,at room temperature
    2       tb           Brandy
    2       tb           Water
      1/2   c            Candied cherries,finely chop
    1       c            Raisins,seeded,coarsely chop
    1       c            Pecans,chopped
      1/2   c            Coconut,shredded
 
   1. Preheat oven to 375'F.
   2. Generously grease 4 9 layer cake pans and line with greased waxed
   paper.
   3. Cream butter with sugar until light, fluffy, and smooth. Beat with
   electric beater until sugar has dissolved, or use sturdy rotary
   beater.
   4. Sift flour with baking powder and salt onto waxed paper. Add to
   butter-sugar mixture alternately with milk, stirring until smooth.
   5. In separate bowl beat egg whites until stiff and fold into cake
   batter.
   6. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake in preheated oven for 20
   minutes.
   7. Place on cake rack and let stand 5 minutes before taking from
   pans. Turn out onto racks and let stand until cool. Put layers
   together with a thin layer of filling and frost sides and top of cake
   with remaining filling.
   *** LANE FILLING ***
   Place egg yolks and sugar in saucepan. Beat with hand rotary or
   electric mixer until blended. Add butter. Cook and beat over medium
   heat until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens. Remove from heat,
   pour into mixing bowl, and cool slightly. Add brandy and water; stir
   in fruits, pecans, and coconut.
  
 
 
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