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Southern Lane Cake

Key info

  • Difficulty
    › Difficult
  • Prep time
    › 3/4 hr
  • Cook time
    › 1/2 hr
  • Serves
    › 16

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-skimmed milk, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 egg whites, at room temperature

For the filling:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup lightly toasted pecan pieces
  • ½ cup diced candied orange peel

For the icing :

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup golden syrup
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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