Miracle Whip Cake With Creamy Nut Icing Recipe

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Miracle Whip Cake with Creamy Nut Icing

Claudia McClaran

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@cjmcclaran

My mom hates chocolate, so she always omitted the cocoa that is usually used in this recipe. It is very good without it, too, so good that even after I grew up and discovered that it was supposed to have cocoa in it, I continued to make it without the cocoa. I have never added the cocoa to try it what way. This is the cake that I always requested for my birthday cake.


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
sugar
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
4 Tbsp
cocoa (optional, my mom always omitted this)
1 c
cold water
1 c
miracle whip
2 tsp
vanilla

CREAMY NUT ICING

1/2 c
shortening (may use part butter for flavor, if desired)
1 1/2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
milk
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 c
sifted confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp
vanilla
1/2 c
chopped pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour (or spray with Baker's Joy) a 9" X 13" baking pan.
2
Mix and sift flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda (and cocoa if using it). Add cold water, Miracle Whip and vanilla.
3
Blend thoroughly and pour into baking pan. Bake in 350°F oven for 35 minutes or until cake tests done with toothpick. Allow cake to cook thoroughly, then ice with Creamy Nut Icing.
4
To prepare Creamy Nut Icing:
5
Melt shortening (you can use part butter, it will add flavor)in large saucepan. Remove from heat.
6
Blend in flour and salt. Slowly stir in milk.
7
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. (Don't be concerned when mixture develops a curdled appearance and the shortening and butter separate from the flour/milk mixture, it will smooth out and come back together when you add the brown sugar and stir it in and as you finish the icing. The first time I made it, I threw it away at this point, then Mom told me it always does this).
8
Stir in brown sugar. Remove from heat.
9
Stir in confectioner's sugar.
10
Sit pan in cold water and beat until it reaches a spreadable consistancy.
11
Stir in vanilla and chopped nuts. Spread icing on cooled cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American