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2 cups brown sugar.
1/2 cup butter and lard, mixed.
2 eggs.
1/2 cup boiling water.
2 ounces Baker's chocolate.
2 cups flour.
1 teaspoonful soda.
1/2 cup sour cream or milk.
Cream butter and sugar and add yolks of eggs; then sour milk into
which the soda has been dissolved. Add hot water, then the eggs. Bake
in layers or loaf. Ice with boiled chocolate icing. If a little of the
sour milk is saved until last, the soda dissolved in that, and then
added to the cake batter, it will give a brick red appearance. This is
an excellent cake.

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1/2 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons Dr. Price's Baking Powder
Whites of 3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
Cream shortening and sugar together until very light; add water
slowly, almost drop by drop, and beat constantly; stir in flour and
baking powder which have been sifted together twice; add flavoring;
fold in whites of eggs which have been beaten until stiff and dry,
pour into two greased layer cake tins. Bake in moderate oven 20 to 25
minutes. Put together with fresh strawberry icing page 18 or maple
icing page 17.

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Devil's Food Cake

A delicious chocolate cake, sometimes called Devil's Food, is made as

follows: cream three-quarters of a cup of butter with one cup of sugar,

and add the beaten yolks of two eggs. Sift several times one and

one-half cups of flour with two scant teaspoonfuls of baking powder, and

stir in, alternating with half a cup of milk. Flavor with three

tablespoonfuls of cocoa (or two squares of unsweetened chocolate,

grated), and half a teaspoonful of vanilla, and lastly add the two

whites, beaten stiff. Bake in two layers, and put together with white


Any child with care and a little practice should be able to bake

successfully any of the recipes given. They are not expensive, and yet

if properly put together will make cake light and nice enough to offer

any guest. The first, of course, is a trifle cheaper, but the others

will give a good variety for any company, and when she has learned to

make them so they turn out well every time, she will have made a great

advance in her cooking lessons. Then by simply changing her icing she

can have as many different kinds as the family desire.

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