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Dolley Madison Layer Cake

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This simple recipe is courtesy of Cokie Roberts and is featured in her new book, "Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation."

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April Spring 2008
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  • alfabrava
    12 JUN, 2011
    This one didn't turn out well for me - heavy despite the whipped egg whites. It's nice to try a historic recipe - I'm newly appreciative of baking power &baking soda.
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  • lapalapaus
    24 JAN, 2011
    Simply delicioso!
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  • GwenninSpring
    24 APR, 2008
    I made the cake today. I only had three 8 inch pans and the recipe worked great in them. Nice presentation layers. Did you notice that there is no salt in the recipe and unsalted butter? It didn't need it. Taste is buttery and yet light. Very enjoyable. The brown sugar glaze was too thin. Even after cooling to room temp. It even ran in the fridge!. Next time I'll try less cream. Overall, it was a great cake. Thanks.
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  • GwenninSpring
    11 APR, 2008
    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!! I ran out today and bought Cokie's new book (loved the first one, "Founding Mothers") and I've been searching through it for the recipe. Now I have it. I'm sure I'll run into it in the book as I read through it. Now I can eat the cake as I read. Thanks again, Martha.
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  • dawngloss
    11 APR, 2008
    If you click on the link for the Caramel Icing it shows a picture for the layer cake and it looks beautiful and delicious! It has 4 layers. I am so excited to make this cake!
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  • YoungOne12
    11 APR, 2008
    Step #5 of the recipe repeats "Repeat process with 2 more layers". Shouldn't that only be there once? Also, I missed the part of your show that of what Carmel Icing was used for this recipe. Could you please clarify if the icing can be bought pre-made or what was used for the Carmel Icing.
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  • skor14me
    9 APR, 2008
    It's one cake with four (4) layers.
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  • TOTBOB
    9 APR, 2008
    ""MAKES ONE LAYER CAKE"" BUT, IT CALLS FOR 3 CUPS OF FLOUR, WHICH WILL MAKE MORE THAN ONE LAYER CAKE. ALSO, "BUTTER 4 PANS" HOW MUCH DOES THIS RECIPE MAKE? THANKS
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