Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart
1 hr 40 min
40 min
enough for 1 (9-inch) cake



Lady Baltimore Frosting:

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup

2/3 cup water

2 large egg whites

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Pinch coarse salt

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. When the sugar has dissolved, continue to cook without stirring, until it reaches 248 degrees F on a candy thermometer.

Beat the egg whites, vanilla, and the salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until stiff peaks form. When the sugar mixture has reached 248 degrees F, pour it into the beaten egg whites, while beating constantly on high speed, until the mixture is cool and is the proper consistency for spreading, about 7 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. .

Butter and flour 2 (9 by 2-inch) round pans; set aside. Into a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt 3 times; set aside. .

Prepare cakes: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the milk and water, and beginning and ending with the flour. Beat in vanilla and almond extracts. Set batter aside. .

In a clean bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold gently into reserved batter until well combined. .

Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Transfer pans to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans, and return to the rack to cool, top sides up. .

Prepare filling: Transfer 1 cup frosting to a medium bowl. Add the figs, raisins, and nuts. Stir to combine, and set aside. .

Assemble cake: Place 1 layer on a serving plate; spread with filling. Place the second cake layer on top. Spread frosting over the sides and top of the cake.


Baltimore Orioles Maryland Crab Cakes

Recipe courtesy of ARAMARK

Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Strawberry Meringue Cake (Mostachon)

Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid

Crab Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Crab Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Mini Crab Cakes and Cajun Tartar

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Corn Cakes with Crab and Smoky Avocado Yogurt

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Chocolate Lava Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Birthday Sheet Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c


          2pm | 1c


          3pm | 2c


          4pm | 3c


          5pm | 4c


          6pm | 5c


          7pm | 6c


          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight


          10pm | 9c


          11pm | 10c


          12am | 11c


          1am | 12c


          2am | 1c

          Get Cooking