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By qui
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2 ½ Cups Cake Flour
1 ½ Cups Sugar
3 ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
½ Cup Shortening
1 Cup Milk
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
4 Egg Whites

You will also need White Rum, powdered or crushed almonds and your recipe ingredients for chocolate butter icing (Read substitutes to recipe)

Mix all ingredients – EXCEPT EGGS – 2 minutes at low speed plus 2 minutes on high speed.

Add Eggs – 2 minutes on high speed

Turn batter into prepared pans.

Bake 30 -35 minutes

Put clean bowl and beaters in freezer

Split cooled cake onto 2 layers

Sprinkle with white rum and cover with a cloth

Let stand 6-8 hours (Cover tight if overnight)

Make a standard chocolate frosting using dark or bittersweet chocolate and substitute white rum for ½ of the liquid

Using bowl and beaters from freezer, whip 1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream to peak

Fold in (very slowly) ¼ - 3/8 Cup White Rum


Whipped cream goes between each layer

Frost top and sides with chocolate frosting

Decorate sides with powdered almonds

Keep refrigerated

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A scrumptious cake for Oktoberfest or the holidays.

I've given them as Christmas gifts, but know that you assemble them on the day they will be eaten.

OOoooh does this ever sound good. Thanks for the recipe.

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