Martha Washington Creme Cake Recipe

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Martha Washington Creme Cake
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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 tbsp cold water
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Beat 3 egg yolks, sugar and water until creamy.
  2. In another bowl beat 3 egg whites to soft peak.
  3. Sift flours, BP and salt. Stir with whisk to mix thoroughly.
  4. Add egg whites and flour mixture to egg yolk mixture alternating each and folding until batter is just incorporated.
  5. Batter will have some traces of flour exposed. Do not stir and do not over mix for best results.
  6. Grease 2 9 cake pans. Line bottom of each with waxed paper or parchment. Grease paper and dust bottoms and sides with flour.
  7. Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes. Test for doneness with toothpick.
  8. For ease in slicing the layers in 2, place cake layers in pans in freezer. To remove from pan when ready to assemble, turn stove burner to med and slide bottom of cake pan around until the heat releases cake; test by using a butter knife pulling the sides up until cake comes free from bottom.This happens within seconds. Slice frozen layers in two and spread filling between layers leaving top of cake bare.
  9. Filling:.
  10. Cream egg yolks.
  11. Mix cornstarch with a small amount of the milk and then add to saucepan with balance of milk, creamed egg yolks and sugar. Cook until it comes to a boil.
  12. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.
  13. Cool.
  14. Can use leftover egg whites to frost sides of cake with 7 minute frosting.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 272.02 Kcal (1139 kJ)
Calories from fat 39.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.42g 7%
Cholesterol 118.61mg 40%
Sodium 241.05mg 10%
Potassium 216.96mg 5%
Total Carbs 50.92g 17%
Sugars 31.9g 128%
Dietary Fiber 0.56g 2%
Protein 7.29g 15%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 114.1mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 188.55 Kcal (789 kJ)
Calories from fat 27.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.07g 7%
Cholesterol 82.21mg 40%
Sodium 167.08mg 10%
Potassium 150.38mg 5%
Total Carbs 35.3g 17%
Sugars 22.11g 128%
Dietary Fiber 0.39g 2%
Protein 5.05g 15%
Iron 0.9mg 7%
Calcium 79.1mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.7
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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