one 3- layer cake

Lane Cake, which originated in Alabama, is one of the South's most outstanding cakes. This showy creation has light, moist layers separated by fruit and nut-rich filling, covered with frosting reminiscent of divinity.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating with electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Step 2

Combine dry ingredients. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla.

Step 3

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

Step 4

Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and let cool completely.

Step 5

Spread filling between layers of cake; spread top and sides of cake with frosting.

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