Lady Baltimore Cake

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 5

Appears in
American Baking

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1986

  • About

The original recipe for this Charleston cake appeared in an early 19th-century novel hy Owen Wister entitled ‘Lady Baltimore’. See for a note on vanilla sugar and vanilla essences.


For the cake

  • 125 g (4 oz) butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 7 egg whites


A few hours in advance, combine the fruit and nuts for the icing with the sherry and leave them to stand for several hours.

Grease and flour three 20 cm (8-inch) cake tins and line the bases with b