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Graham Cracker Cake Recipe

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Graham Cracker Cake

Graham Cracker Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 graham crackers, crushed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup California walnuts, chopped
  • 3 egg whites, beaten stiff
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk, scalded
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Cake Batter

  1. Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar
  2. Add egg yolks and vanilla
  3. Beat well
  4. Add sifted dry ingredients alternatively with graham crackers and milk
  5. Fold in egg whites
  6. Bake in 2 wax paper lined 9" layer cake pans in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 25 minutes
  7. Put layers together with cream filling
  8. Frost with caramel frosting

Cream Filling

  1. Mix flour, salt, and sugar
  2. Slowly stir in milk
  3. Cook in double boiler for 15 minutes or until thick
  4. Add a little of the hot mixture to the eggs
  5. Stir into remaining hot mixture
  6. Continue to cook 3 minutes
  7. Add vanilla
  8. Cool

Graham Cracker Cake

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Krystian

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Just tried to make this on a hot July day... No way did I get it right. I have two 1/4 inch thick layers and a pint of cream filling. :/ The wax paper stuck fast, even after applying a wet towel to the back.

The only thing I can think of is that I misinterpreted 24 Graham crackers. :/ And maybe trying to make it on a hot, humid day.

Rebecca Shannon

Tuesday 4th of June 2019

We have a very similar Graham Cracker Cake recipe from my husbands grandmother. I have long wondered how old the recipe was. It is our traditional Christmas cake. Now one of my sons bakes it every year. He is the fourth generation to make it. The only filling is whipped cream and is served with fresh fruit salad.

Mary

Monday 20th of April 2020

I was searching for. Grandmother recipe..from a Modern Persilla cookbook and here it is...her name was Goldie..she used to add raisins and sometimes a little shredded carrots

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