Friday, March 09, 2007

Dinette Cake with Penuche Icing

Betty Crockers Dinner for Two Cookbook

1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup soft shortening
2/3 cup milk
1 tsp. flavoring
1 egg

Heat oven to 350º. Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting. Stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together. Add shortening, milk, and flavoring. Beat 2 min. medium speed on mixer or 300 strokes by hand. Add egg. Beat 2 more min. Pour into greased and floured square pan, 9 x 9 x 1 3/4". Bake 30 to 35 min., until toothpick stuck into center comes out clean.

Easy Penuche Icing

1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
3 tbsp. milk
1 to 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in brown sugar. Boil and stir over lower heat 2 min. Stir in milk. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Cool to lukewarm (120º). Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar. Place pan in ice water and stir until thick enough to spread. Makes enough icing for 9" square cake.

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