Sunday, September 8, 2013

D'Olier Birthday Cake

The D'Olier Birthday Cake is a treasured vintage family recipe baked for many, many years on the occasion of a family member's birthday. 

When we were first married, this was the "I must make" cake for him ... I can tell you I have made this cake for many years now, but always only on the occasion of his birthday. It really is an old-fashioned pound cake-type cake, that is easily made, and very rich with 5 eggs and a cup of real butter.

What do you need to make the D'Olier Birthday Cake?
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 farm fresh eggs
  • milk
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • lemon extract or juice
  • vanilla extract
  • bundt or tube pan

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1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. lemon extract (or lemon juice)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 eggs, separated
1/3 cup milk
2 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder

Cream butter, beat in sugar. Add flavorings and egg yolks, beat until pale yellow; gradually beat in milk. 

Beat egg whites until light and fluffy. 

Blend flour and baking powder and add alternately with egg whites until blended.

Bake in 350 degree oven in greased tube pan or bundt pan 60 minutes.  Frost as desired.



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