Gretchen's Cracker Cake
All purpose flour
For the cake: cream butter, gradually add sugar, berating well. Add
eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine flour, cracker crumbs, baking powder; add to creamed mixture
alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix
well after each addition. Stir in lemon extract and chopped pecans.
Pour batter into two greased and floured 8 inch round cakepans. Bake
at 350 for 25 minutes OR until a wooden pick inserted in center comes
out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove layers from pans and
let cool completely.
Spoon Lemon Glaze between layers and over top of cake. Garnish with
For the Lemon Glaze: Combine sugar, cornstarch and butter in a heavy
saucepan; mix well. Stir in boiling water; cook over low heat,
stirring constantly, until thickened.
Combine egg yolk and lemon juice; stir well. Gradually stir about one
fourth of hot mixture into yolk; add yolk mixture to remaining hot
mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to cook until thickened.
Chill glaze thoroughly before using. Yields about one cup of glaze.
Southern Heritage Cakes
== Courtesy of Dale & Gail Shipp, Columbia Md. ==