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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Blind Date Cake and Butter Cream Frosting Recipes

Cut 1 cup dates fine. Add 1 1/4 cups boiling water.
Stir and mash. Cool.
After cooled, add 1 teaspoon baking soda.
Cream 1/2 cup shortening and 1 cup sugar.
Add 2 beaten eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Sift 1 1/4 cups flour, 3 Tablespoons cocoa, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Stir together, add date mixture and put into a greased 9 x 13" pan.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 small package chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Mix together and sprinkle on top and press lightly into batter.
Bake: 35 minutes at 325'

This Pass-Along Recipe comes from my neighbor Linda She also sends along this Frosting recipe from Kay Lithgow.

Butter Cream Frosting

2 pounds powdered sugar
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
approximately 1 cup milk

Beat shortening and butter, vanilla, salt until light and fluffly. Then add sugar and milk. Add milk a little at a time until mixture is consistancy of whipped cream. Less milk is needed in hot weather.



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