Brown-Eyed Susan Cake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3

    * 2/3 cup Soft shortening (1/2 butter For flavor)

  • 1 1/2

    * 1 1/2 cup Sugar

  • 3

    * 3 Eggs (1/2-2/3 cup)

  • 2 1/2

    * 2 1/2 cup Sifted Softasilk flour

  • 2 1/2

    * 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1

    * 1 tsp. Salt

  • 1

    * 1 cup Milk

  • 2

    * 2 Squares chocolate

  • 1/8

    * 1/8 tsp. Baking soda

  • 1

    * 1 tbsp. Milk

  • 1

    * 1 tsp. orange extract

  • 1 1/2

    * 1 1/2 tbsp. Orange rind, finely grated

  • 1/4

    * 1/4 tsp. Yellow food coloring

  • Frosting:

  • 4

    * 4 tbsp. Sweet butter

  • 3

    * 3 tbsp. Cream

  • 3

    * 3 cup Sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 1

    * 1 tbsp. Orange rind, finely grated

  • * Orange juice, just enough to Make easy to spread

  • 2

    * 2 Squares chocolate; melted

  • * Rich milk or cream, to make Glossy and easy to spread.

Directions

Brown-Eyed Susan Cake preparation: 1. Grease and flour 2 9 layer pans. 2. Cream shortening, butter and sugar until fluffy. 3. Beat eggs in thoroughly. 4. Sift together: flour, baking powder, and salt. 5. Stir in alternately with 1 cup milk. 6. Divide batter into two parts. 7. Into 1 part, blend: chocolate, baking soda and milk. 8. Blend into other part: orange extract, orange rind, and food coloring. 9. Drop the chocolate and orange batters alternately by spoonfuls into prepared pans. 10. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or til tests done. Frosting: 1. Heat sweet butter and cream in saucepan. 2. Stir in confectioner's sugar. 3. Divide frosting in half. 4. To smaller amount, add the orange rind, orange juice, just enough to make easy to spread. 5. To larger amount, add: chocolate; melted, rich milk or cream, to make glossy and easy to spread. 6. Spread some of the chocolate frosting between layers and the orange frosting around sides scalloping the top edge.

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