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Mother's Spanish Bun Cake

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 30-40 minutes


Cake Ingredients:
2 C flour
1/2 C shortening
1 C brown sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 to 3/4 C milk
3 tsp baking powder
Nutmeg, mace, and cinnamon (1 tsp all together)
½ tsp salt
½ tsp vanilla

Icing Ingredients:
2 egg whites
3/4 C brown sugar
3/4 C chopped nuts

Cake Directions:

Sift flour.

Measure flour and sift again with spices, salt and baking powder.

Cream shortening and sugar thoroughly.

Beat in egg yolks.

Add flour mixture alternately with milk.

Add vanilla.

Line 9" (or larger) round pan with oiled paper or butter.

Pour in batter.

Spread icing on top of batter.

Sprinkle remaining nuts on top.

Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 30-40 minutes.

Icing Directions:

Beat whites very stiff.

Add sugar to egg whites gradually.

Then add ½ cup of the nuts.

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