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

October 7, 20080 found this helpful


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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October 8, 20080 found this helpful


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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October 8, 20080 found this helpful

There are two Egyptian cakes listed on

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October 10, 20080 found this helpful

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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October 10, 20080 found this helpful

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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