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Wedding Cake Recipe

Wedding Cake Recipe:

History and Fun Facts:
The tradition of having a wedding cake can be traced back to ancient Rome, where a loaf of bread was broken over the bride's head to symbolize fertility and good fortune. As centuries passed, the loaf transformed into the wedding cake symbolizing the celebration and sweetness of the marriage.

Wedding cakes have become a centerpiece at weddings, often elaborately designed and decorated with intricate frostings, flowers, and other decorative elements. The flavors and fillings can vary widely, but a classic wedding cake often consists of multiple layers, with each layer representing a milestone in the couple's life or different flavors to cater to different preferences.

Now, let's get started with the recipe!

Ingredients:
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 5 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon Dr. Price's Baking Powder

For the Icing:
- 2 egg whites (reserved from the 5 eggs)
- Ornamental frosting (to cover the cake)

Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to a moderate temperature.
2. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter until smooth.
3. Gradually add the sugar to the butter, beating well until fully incorporated.
4. Add the vanilla extract and lemon extract to the butter and sugar mixture.
5. Separate the eggs, reserving two of the egg whites for the icing.
6. Beat the egg yolks until they become pale yellow.
7. Gradually add the beaten egg yolks to the butter and sugar mixture, beating well after each addition.
8. In a separate bowl, beat the three remaining egg whites until light and fluffy.
9. Alternately add a little of the beaten egg whites and the sifted flour mixed with Dr. Price's Baking Powder to the butter-sugar-egg yolk mixture.
10. Mix well after each addition, ensuring the batter is smooth and well-combined.
11. Grease a loaf pan and pour the batter into it.
12. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for about one hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
13. Once the cake is baked, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
14. While the cake is cooling, prepare the icing by whisking the reserved egg whites until they reach stiff peaks.
15. Once the cake has cooled, cover it with ornamental frosting made with the whipped egg whites.
16. Decorate the cake according to your preference, using frosting techniques such as piped designs, edible flowers, or other decorative elements.

Enjoy your homemade wedding cake!

Similar Recipe Dishes:
If you're looking for other delicious cake options, here are a few popular choices similar to wedding cake:

1. Birthday Cake: Often similar in structure to a wedding cake, a birthday cake is typically smaller but can still be elegantly decorated to celebrate someone's special day.

2. Anniversary Cake: Like a wedding cake, an anniversary cake symbolizes the years of togetherness and can be customized to represent the couple's journey.

3. Celebration Cake: Whether it's a graduation, promotion, or any other special occasion, a celebration cake is a great way to mark the moment and indulge in a sweet treat.

4. Layered Cakes: Similar to wedding cakes, layered cakes can be made with different flavors and fillings to create a stunning and flavorful dessert for any occasion.

Remember, the key to a successful cake is not just the taste but also the love and effort you put into it. Enjoy creating and sharing your homemade masterpieces!

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