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Sweet Story Cake

Yields1 Serving

Tested Recipe!

 2 ½ cups sifted cake flour
 1 ½ cups sugar
 3 ½ tsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
 ½ cup shortening
 ¾ cup milk
 ¼ cup maraschino cherry juice
 1 tsp vanilla
 2 tsp almond extract
 4 egg whitesunbeaten
 18 maraschino cherries, well-drained and finely chopped
 ½ cup walnuts or pecansfinely chopped
 2 tbsp shortening
 2 tbsp butter
 1 tsp vanilla
 ½ tsp almond extract
 ½ tsp salt
 4 cups confectioner's sugarsifted
 9 tbsp scalded cream
 Red or pink food coloring

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into mixing bowl. Drop in shortening. Combine milk and maraschino cherry juice and add ¾ cup of this liquid. Add flavoring extracts and mix with mixer on low for 2 minutes (100 strokes by hand).


Add remaining liquid and egg whites and beat for another 2 minutes. Fold in cherries and nuts. Bake in two 9-inch pans or two heart-shaped pans at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. (If you pour all the batter in one pan, bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes)


When cool, cut layers with a heart-shaped pattern, if you didn't use a heart-shaped pan. Spread with frosting, and outline a short Valentine's message with a toothpick and fill in letters and outline of cake with sugar pearls.


Combine shortening, butter, flavorings, and salt and blend well. Beat in ½ cup sugar. Add hot cream alternating with remaining sugar, beating well after each addition. Add only enough cream to make a nice spreading consistency. Add a few drops of red or pink food coloring to tint frosting a delicate pink before spreading on cake.