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Six Layer Cake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This six layer cake recipe is made of very thin layers of cake.

Ingredients

Cake
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 1/3 cups granulated sugar
5 egg whites, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk

Frosting
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Cakes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease six 9 inch cake pans and line with parchment paper.

In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil and then turn off and let cool to room temperature.

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat together egg whites.

Cream the sugar and butter, then add the egg whites a little at a time. Add the milk and vanilla and mix well.

In sections, mix wet and dry ingredients together.

Divide the batter equally into the 6 pans and bake for 12 - 15 minutes each or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven, let cool and then cover with a wire rack, flip carefully.

Allow cakes to cool fully.

Frosting

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer.

With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy.

Beat in the vanilla extract.

Place first layer of cake on a serving plate, alternate frosting and cake layers.

Topping

In a small bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over top of cake.

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