Brazil nut spice cake

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar
2 eaches Egg; well beaten
⅔ cup Brazil nuts; finely chopped
½ cup Coffee, strong
1½ cup Cake flour, sifted
2½ teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Cloves
¼ teaspoon Ginger
\N \N A Parade of Brazil Nut Recipes, n.d.
\N \N from *Cakes Men Like*
\N \N by Benjamin Darling

Cream shortening, add sugar gradually and cream well. Add well-beaten eggs and beat together until rich and puffy with air.

Stir in the chopped Brazil nuts. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Add these sifted dry ingredients to cake mixture alternately with the liquid coffee. Bake in two 8" layer cake pans (greased and lined with parchment) in a 350 F. oven about 35 minutes.

Cool and frost as desired, decorating top of cake with sliced Brazil nuts.

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