Bar Mitzvah Cake

Oxmoor House
one 13 1/2- x 9 1/2-inch book cake


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1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, separated
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Blue paste food coloring


Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla.

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.

Spoon batter into a greased and floured 13 1/2- x 9 1/2-inch book-shaped cake pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely.

Spread frosting on top and sides of cake, reserving 1/2 cup frosting. Tint reserved frosting bright blue. Spoon tinted frosting into a pastry bag. Pipe a Star of David and desired inscription on top of cake.

Created date

February 2010