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Royal Baking Powder Cake

(American Cookery)







HOW TO MAKE IT



Use level measurements for all materials



1/2 cup shortening

1-1/2 cups sugar

Grated rind of 1/2 orange

1 egg and 1 yolk

2-1/3 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder

1 cup milk

1-1/2 squares (1-1/2 ozs.) of unsweetened chocolate (melted)



Cream shortening, add sugar and grated orange

rind. Add beaten egg yolks. Sift together

flour, salt and Royal Baking Powder and add

alternately with the milk; lastly fold in one

beaten egg white. Divide batter into two parts.

To one part add the chocolate. Put by

tablespoonfuls, alternating dark and light

batter, into three greased layer cake pans.

Bake in moderate oven 20 min.



FILLING AND ICING



3 tablespoons melted butter

3 cups confectioner's sugar

3 squares (3 ozs.) unsweetened chocolate

2 tablespoons orange juice

1 egg white

Grated rind of 1/2 orange and pulp of 1 orange



Put butter, sugar, orange juice and rind into

bowl. Cut pulp from orange, removing skin and

seeds, and add. Beat all together until smooth.

Fold in beaten egg white. Spread this icing on

layer used for top of cake. While icing is

soft, sprinkle with unsweetened chocolate

shaved in fine pieces with sharp knife (use 1/2

square). To remaining icing add 2-1/2 squares

unsweetened chocolate which has been melted,

Spread this thickly between layers and on sides

of cake.











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