Blitzen

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This is a delicious recipe from my Grama Smith, my dad's mom.

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Preheat oven to 350.

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Soften 1/2 C butter.

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Mix butter with 1/2 C sugar.

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Add in 3 egg yolks and mix together. Save the whites for later.

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Add and mix in 1 C flour and

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1 t. baking soda and a dash of salt.

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Divide in two and spread into a 9 inch cake pan that is well
greased.

Beat 4 egg whites until stiff.

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Gradually add 1 C sugar to egg whites.

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For some reason I had a horrible time getting the egg whites to
fluff up.

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Divide the whites in two and spread on top of batter in pans.
Bake at 350 for about 18 minutes.

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The meringue will be crackly and lightly browned.
Let the cakes cool while making the cream filling.

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Place in sauce pan 1 C milk.

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2 T sugar

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1 t. vanilla and 1 T cornstarch

Add 1 egg yolk and mix together and cook until thick.

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Take one cake out of pan in invert onto serving plate.

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Spread cooled filling on cake. Don't spread it all the way to the outside. It will naturally spread there.

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Place other cake on top.

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