SOUTHERN LANE CAKE
3-1/4 cups sifted cake flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
8 egg whites, divided by twos
1 cup milk
LANE CAKE FILLING
8 egg yolks
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup each raisins, cherries, and pecans (all chopped)
1/2 cup bourbon or brandy
1 tsp. vanilla
Sift flour, baking powder, salt.
Cream butter, add sugar, beat in vanilla.
Add 2 egg whites at a time and beat until all 8 are added.
Fold in flour mixture alternately with milk.
Begin and end with flour.
Turn into 4 UNGREASED 9-inch round cake pans lined with baking paper or waxed paper.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Cool in pan a bit, then turn out and peel off paper.
In a large saucepan, beat egg yolks. Beat in sugar and add shortening.
Cook and stir over moderate heat until thick, about 6 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in fruit, bourbon, and vanilla.
Cool and spread between layers.
Ice with your favorite icing.
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