Sugarplum Holiday Cake

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Sugarplum Holiday Cake

Ingredients

  • Sugarplum Cake
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup + 1 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour*
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

    Sugarplum Filling

    • 2 egg yolks
    • 2/3 cup sour cream
    • 2/3 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
    • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
    • 2/3 cup flaked coconut
    • 1/2 cup plumped raisins or whole currants, finely chopped
    • 1/2 cup candied cherries or thoroughly drained maraschino cherries

    Sugarplum White Icing

    Garnish

    • Toasted coconut, if desired

    *Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
    2. Grease and flour two 9-inch layer cake pans and set aside.   
    3. Beat egg whites until frothy.  Add 1/2 cup sugar and beat until stiff and glossy but not dry. 
    4. Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and shortening in large mixer bowl.  Add milk and blend on low speed for 30 seconds, then beat 2 minutes on medium speed.  Carefully fold in egg whites and coconut with vanilla or almond extract. 
    5. Pour in to pans and bake 30-35 minutes.  Cool. 
    6. While cakes are cooling, prepare Sugarplum Filling. Blend egg yolks and sour cream. Stir in granulated sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture begins to simmer. Simmer for several minutes until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Cool before adding between cake layers. 
    7. Prepare Sugarplum White Icing. Combine sugar and water in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and until mixture comes to a boil. Pour syrup over remaining ingredients and beat until frosting is stiff and holds well-defined peaks.
    8. Spread Sugarplum Filling between layers and frost top to within 1-inch of edge. 
    9. Frost entire cake with Sugarplum White Icing and sprinkle with toasted coconut if desired. 
    Imperial Sugar Insight

    This recipe originally appeared in the 1970 edition of our Sugarplums from Sugarland Cookbook, page 11.     

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