Arabian Coffee Cake

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This recipe is for 2 servings.




  1. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/2 sugar.
  2. Beat until whites form stiff peaks.
  3. Set whites aside. Sift flour and measure 3 cups of sifted flour resift 3 times with baking powder and salt set aside.
  4. cream shortening and beat in sugar.
  5. When blended, beat in tablespoon boiling water beat light and when fluffy add vanilla.
  6. Add milk and cold water alternately with flour mixture.
  7. Mix very lightly fold in egg whites place in two buttered, floured layer cake pans.
  8. Bake: 375 °F - 25 minutes.
  9. Makes: 2 - 9 inch layers.

Coffee filling

  1. Mix flour, cornstarch and sugar.
  2. Pour very strong coffee slowly over flour mixture.
  3. And salt stir smooth cook over low heat until thick.
  4. Add yolks cook again until thick and smooth.
  5. Add butter and vanilla when cold, spread between layers of cake
  6. Frost with confectioners sugar icing, using very strong hot coffee for the liquid in icing.