Lane Cake

From Cook's Country | December/January 2011

Why this recipe works:

Lane cake is a tall, fluffy, snow-white cake filled with a rich, sweet mixture of egg whites, butter, raisins, and “a wineglass full of good whiskey.” The original recipe can take hours to prepare, but we simplified our version by capping the number of layers at two and using a food processor… read more

Lane cake is a tall, fluffy, snow-white cake filled with a rich, sweet mixture of egg whites, butter, raisins, and “a wineglass full of good whiskey.” The original recipe can take hours to prepare, but we simplified our version by capping the number of layers at two and using a food processor for much of the tedious prep work. Replacing sugar with boiled corn syrup in our frosting quickly brought the whipped egg whites to a safe temperature without resorting to a candy thermometer or complicated (and unsafe) guesswork.

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Serves 10 to 12

We like bourbon, but any whiskey will work.

Ingredients

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