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BackstoryI found this recipe in my very 1st cookbook - The American Family Cook Book by Lily Wallace. I won it in a Spelling Bee at school...4th grade. It's changed a bit over the years...as i got braver in the kitchen.
- 1 Cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- a few grains of salt (pinch)
- 1/4 Cup melted shortening
- 1/3 Cup dark syrup
- 1 egg
- 2 squares melted, unsweetened chocolate
- 1 Cup nuts, chopped
- Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
- Add and mix other ingredients in the order given and beat thoroughly.
- Line 8" cake pan with Reynolds parchment paper.
- Spread batter evenly in pan.
- Bake approx. 15 minutes at 325'
- Remove the paper from the cake as soon as it is taken from oven and cut into small squares or bars.