Swans Down Silver Cake
Servings Prep Time
8Servings 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8Servings 30minutes
Cook Time
  • 3cup flour
  • 3teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2cup butter
  • 1 1/2cup sugar
  • 1cup Milk
  • 1/2teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 egg whites stiffly beaten
  • Snowy Lemon Frosting
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2cups sugar
  • 3tablespoon water
  • 2tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 grated lemon rind.
  1. Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder and sift three times.
  2. Cream butter, add sugar, gradually and cream together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add flour alternately with milk, a small amount at a time beating after each addition until smooth.
  4. Add flavoring.
  5. Bake in 2 greased 9-inch layer pans in moderate oven 25 to 30 minutes. Use lemon frosting.
  6. Snowy Lemon Frosting
  7. Combine egg whites, sugar, and water and lemon juice in the top of a double boiler beating with egg beater until mixed.
  8. Place over boiling water and beat constantly.
  9. Cook 7 minutes or until it stands in peaks.
  10. Remove add lemon rind and beat until thick enough to spread