The Washington Pie Recipe

Washington Pie Recipe

Civil War Recipes - Washington Pie

Two layers of fluffy butter cake with a layer of jam in-between and coated with powdered sugar.


- 1/3 cup butter

- 1 cup sugar

- 2 eggs, beaten

- 1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour

- 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1/2 cup milk

- 1 teaspoon vanilla

- raspberry or apricot jam

- powdered sugar

"First cream butter until light. Then beat in sugar gradually. Add eggs, well beaten. Combine sifted cake flour with baking powder and salt, and sift again. Combine vanilla and milk. Adddry ingredients and milk to first mixture alternately. Turn into two 8-inch greased layer-cake tins and bake in moderately hot oven (375 degrees F.) about twenty-five minutes. When cold put together with jam and dust with powdered sugar.

And notice this smart trick: Lay your wire cake-cooling rack lightly on the top before giving the heavy sifting of powdered sugar. When you lift the rack off, the cake surface is marked into powdered sugar squares, with the golden crust of cake showing between."

- Total Gettysburg

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