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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
bake:
20 mins
chill:
4 hrs
total:
5 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare Cream Filling. Cover and chill as directed.

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  • Allow egg yolks and egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line two 8×1 1/2-inch round baking pans with waxed paper; grease and flour pans.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl stir together the graham crackers, flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat the shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add egg yolks; beat until combined. Alternately add the flour mixture and the milk, beating on low to medium speed after each addition just until combined. Stir in nuts.

  • Thoroughly wash the beaters. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Gently fold egg whites into the batter. Spread batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool cakes completely on the racks.

  • Place a cake layer, bottom side up, on a serving plate. Spread chilled Cream Filling on top of cake to within 1/4 inch of edge. Top with second cake layer, bottom side down. Spread sides and top with Brown Sugar 7-Minute Frosting. Cover; chill until serving time. If desired, top with additional graham crackers. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 91mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 47g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 6g; sodium 242mg.
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