Golden Cakes

Golden Cakes


"This is an old recipe from the 1923 era. Frost with boiled frosting, using whites of eggs in frosting. Decorate with maraschino cherries."


30 m servings 228 cals
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Original recipe yields 15 servings



  • Calories:
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.6g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 15 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, beat together egg yolks and egg white. Beat the egg mixture into the butter and sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Stir flour into egg mixture alternately with milk. Stir in almond and vanilla extracts. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean.
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  1. 25 Ratings


Excellent. A couple of minor flaws, however. (Let's get that over with first, then let's talk about how good these are) First, the recipe calls for 4 egg yolks and 1 egg white. Since they're al...

This is one of those recipes that I never would have found had it not been for the review section on this website. I saw Naples' review yesterday and decided I had to try these. I usually just...

I used 2 tsp. of vanilla instead of using almond extract. I also used all room temperature ingredients. The recipe was easy as cupcake recipes go, and these didnt taste bad. The draw back is ...

The first day I made these they were great. As someone else stated, by the second day the tops had hardened like sugar cookies. Not the worst thing that could happen, they still tasted really go...

I made these cupcakes for my sons birthday and they are wonderful! I did find they are denser, more like pound cake, which my family really enjoys. I made a cherry buttercream frosting and they...

This was wonderful. Just what I have been looking for to try to replicate the ones my grandmother used to make. Gale, I would love it if you could point us in the right direction for a good van...

These cupcakes were somewhat dry and lacked taste. Followed recipe exactly, only baked for 16 min. I don't think they were over done. The milky way frosting did help, don't think I will make the...

Where has this recipe been all of my life?! Delicious and thick. My new favorite cupcake recipe!

Yes, heavier texture and sugary sweet -- these probably could last in a cookie jar a good long time. (Perhaps why it's persisted since the Twenties?). Timing for the cooking may be way off for t...