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Lucky Clover Cake
(Makes two 9-inch layers)
Follow directions carefully, be sure to use Crisco, and we promise you a lighter, richer, moister, more tender cake. The Crisco Quick Method cake recipe is different – that’s why it’s easy and sure-fire!
All measurements level.
Measure into bowl:
2 cups sifted cake flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
3 squares melted chocolate
1/2 cup Crisco
Mix thoroughly by hand or mixer (medium speed) for 2 minutes. Stir in:
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 tsps baking soda
Add: 1/2 cup milk, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix thoroughly by hand or mixer (medium speed) for 2 minutes.
Pour into two deep 9-inch layer pans (1 1/2″ deep) which have been rubbed with Crisco and lined with heavy waxed paper. (For smaller pans, fill half full, bake cupcakes with remaining batter.)
Bake in moderate oven (350 F) for about 40 mins.
Cool cake in pan on rack 15 mins before removing. Loosen edges from pan with spatula. Place rack over cake and pan, invert together. Cool and frost with
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/3 cup water
2 egg whites, unbeaten
Place all ingredients in top of double boiler. Set the top of the double boiler into the bottom which contains boiling water. Cook, beating constantly with an egg beater until the icing stands in peaks (about 7 mins).
To about 1/4 of the icing, add a few drops of green coloring to tint to the desired shade, and about 2 drops of peppermint flavoring. Spread between layers. Cover top and sides of cake with white icing. Arrange green Jordan almonds in clover designs on top of cake.