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Egyptian Cake Recipe


I am looking for a recipe for 1950's cake we called Egyptian Cake. It was a three layer cake, with a frosting made with heavy whipping cream and coconut. I would love to have this recipe again. My aunt would make it for my birthday after my Mom died.

Virruth from Johns Creek, GA



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By mcw 80 1,752 10/07/2008 Flag


2/3 c. butter, softened
1 3/4 c. sugar (granulated)
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. cake flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. milk

Egyptian Filling:
1 c. chilled whipping cream
2 Tbsp. confectioners sugar

Mix butter, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla until
fluffy. Beat 5 minutes on high speed and on low speed mix in
flour, baking powder and salt, alternately with milk. Pour
into pans and bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool, then spread Egyp-
tian Filling between layers and on top of cake. In a chilled
bowl, beat the whipping cream and confectioners sugar until
stiff; spread on side of cake. Refrigerate cake until serving

2/3 c. light cream
2 egg yolks, beaten
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. cut-up dates
1/2 c. chopped roasted almonds
Mix light cream, sugar, yolks and dates in small sauce-
pan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until slightly
thickened, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in
vanilla and nuts. Cool.

NOTE: The recipe doesn't call for coconut, but you can add it to the frosting.

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By Dawn (Guest Post) 10/08/2008 Flag


1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. milk
1 3/4 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. chocolate dissolved in 5 tsp. hot water
4 eggs, separated


4 egg yolks
1 c. sugar
1 c. cream or condensed milk
1 c. chopped walnuts

CAKE: Cream butter and sugar. Add chocolate and milk. Add flour and baking powder sifted together. Beat well. Fold stiffly beaten egg whites and vanilla. Bake in greased and floured cake tins.
FILLING: Cook all together in double boiler until thick. Coconut may be used instead of nuts.

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By Geneva Walker 5 10/08/2008 Flag

There are two Egyptian cakes listed on

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By Virruth 1 2 10/10/2008 Flag

Thank you for the recipes. I am looking forward to making this cake for my grandchildren! It's been so long since I've tried to make it.

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By Joan 14 122 10/10/2008 Flag

Found this recipe you were looking for on that thrifty page you send
me. Please forward:

Sent by a friend with whom I share things.

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