Anniversary Cake

Anniversary Cake

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"This is a good cake for a family party; for larger parties, bake two cakes. This recipe is at least 50 years old. You may substitute 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest for the vanilla."
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1 h 45 m servings 357 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 357 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.4g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 356 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line the bottom of two 9 inch round pans, two 9 inch square pans, or one 10 x 16 inch pan.
  2. Combine sifted flour, baking powder, and salt; sift together three times.
  3. Beat egg whites until foamy. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar gradually, and continue beating only until meringue will hold up in soft peaks.
  4. Cream shortening. Add remaining 1-1/4 cups sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy. Add flour alternately with milk, a small amount at a time; beat after each addition until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Add meringue, and beat thoroughly into batter. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan or pans.
  5. Bake cake in 9 inch round pans or 10 x 16 inch pan for about 30 minutes. The baking time for the square pans is 25 minutes. Cool. Spread Lemon Orange Filling between layers, and Snowy Boiled Icing over top and sides of cake. Decorate plate with small flowers.


  1. 7 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

El filling esta muy rico!. Teresonic

Most helpful critical review

The cake was not that tasty.

El filling esta muy rico!. Teresonic

I made this cake yesterday for my in-laws' 35th anniversary and it went over very well! One guest thought it was the best cake she's ever had. I made the cake with 2 round layers and it served...

The cake was not that tasty.


i did this cake the best / ty so munch / cool cake / for teen birthday / 16 went over well / everyone like the cake / the teen like it / now that cool when teen like it / ty a gain / hava

This cake was a disappointment. It did cook evenly without much of a crest. However, It sunk while cooling, it was dry and had a bland but over sweet taste. Texture was spongy and did not hold...

It was okay needs to be better but i liked it but didnt love it

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