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Cocoa Cake

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Rub one half cup butter to a cream, with one cup of sugar, add the

beaten yolks of two eggs, and beat well. Mix one and one half cups of

flour, one teaspoonful baking powder and two teaspoonfuls cocoa,

thoroughly beat the whites of eggs stiff, measure one-half cup of milk,

and then add a little milk and flour alternately to the egg mixture,

lastly add the whites of eggs and one teaspoonful of lemon or vanilla.

Bake in a shallow pan about twenty minutes and then frost with plain

cocoa frosting.

ICING.--Mix one half teaspoonful cocoa with one cup powdered sugar, add

one tablespoonful lemon juice and one tablespoonful boiling water or

enough to make the sugar into a paste that settles to a level the moment

you stop stirring. Spread at once on the hot cake.

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This is a decidedly good cake and no eggs are required. Cream together
1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter. Add 1 cup of sour milk, 1-3/4 cups
flour, then sift over 1-1/2 tablespoonfuls of cocoa. Add 1 level
teaspoonful saleratus, dissolved in a little of the sour milk, and 1
teaspoonful vanilla. Bake in a small loaf. Use the following icing:
1/4 cup of grated chocolate, 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup sugar, boiled
together until thick, and spread on cake.

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