Chocolate Nut Cake

14 10 2005

INGREDIENTS

2/3 cup butter or shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup mashed potatoes
2 squares chocolate
2 cups flour
3-½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon mace
½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup chopped nutmeats
½ cup milk

METHOD

  1. To prepare this Chocolate Nut Cake Recipe, first cream the butter or shortening and one cup of sugar.
  2. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with the remaining cup of sugar. Combine the two mixtures.
  3. Have ready the hot mashed potatoes, which should be without lumps, add to them the melted chocolate and combine with the first mixture.
  4. Mix and sift the dry ingredients and add the nutmeats. Add to the cake mixture, alternating with the milk. Fold in the stiffly beaten whites.
  5. Bake in a loaf pan in a moderate oven (380 degrees F.). When cool, cover with marshmallow frosting or boiled frosting.

Helpful Hints: This is a large moist cake, which will keep well.


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