Alabama lane cake
- March 2014
- Serves 24
- Hands-on time 2 hours, Oven time 25-30 min, plus 4-12 hours soaking and chilling
This traditional Southern cake recipe – as featured in To Kill A Mockingbird – is loaded with liquor. It’s definitely a cake for a celebration.
- 18.5g (11.9g saturated)
- 59.5g (44.3g sugars)
A digital thermometer is useful for this recipe.
The frosting is unbaked Italian meringue and will start to set in the bowl. If it starts to look grainy, whisk it briefly to smooth it.
If you don’t have time to soak the fruit, add it to the filling mix without soaking – it will still taste good but the fruit won’t be as plump and juicy.
You can freeze leftover egg yolks. Beat with a pinch of salt (or a pinch of sugar if you’ll use them in sweet dishes), then freeze in containers labelled with the quantity/date. Use the defrosted yolks for custard or lemon curd (pinch of sugar), fresh pasta or mayonnaise (pinch of salt).
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