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Cake 'n Ale

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Light brown sugar; firmly
  • -packed
  • 1 c Shortening
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 c All-purpose flour
  • 2 ts Soda
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Cinnamon
  • 1/2 ts Allspice
  • 1/2 ts Cloves
  • 2 c Beer
  • 1 c Chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 c Chopped dates


1/2 c Butter; melted
1 c Dark brown sugar; firmly
1/4 c Milk
1/4 ts Salt
1 ts Vanilla
2 c Powdered sugar

Cake: Cream brown sugar and shortening until smooth. Add eggs, blending
well. Sift dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to
creamed mixture alternately with beer, beating well after each addition.
Stir in nuts and dates. Spoon batter into a well-greased and floured 10
inch tube pan. Bake at 350ø for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool. Frost with
caramel frosting, if desired.

Frosting: Combine butter and brown sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring
constantly, until sugar dissolves. Add milk and bring to a boil. Remove
from heat and cool slightly. Add salt, vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat to
spreading consistency. Makes about 3 cups. Yield: 10 to 12 servings.


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