Martha Washington Pie Recipe


Cooking Time45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Main Ingredient


 Shortening5 Ounce (150 Grams)
 Sugar5 Ounce (150 Grams)
 Eggs2 , beaten
 Flour11 Ounce (300 Grams)
 Baking powder2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Milk1⁄3 Pint (200 Milliliter)
 Vanilla essence1 Teaspoon
 Walnuts2 Ounce, chopped (50 Grams)
 Double cream1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
 Caster sugar1 Teaspoon (Leveled) (Or To Taste)
 Glace cherries/Citron4 (For Decoration)


Cream together the shortening and sugar.
Beat in the eggs.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.
Beat in the vanilla essence and walnuts.
Divide the mixture between two 18 cm/7 inch greased sandwich tins.
Bake in a preheated moderately hot oven (190°C/375F, Gas Mark 5) for 45 minutes.
Whip the cream with caster sugar to taste.
Turn the cakes out of the tins and sandwich them together with half the cream.
Spread the remaining cream over the top.
Decorate with glace cherries and thin strips of citron.