PRALINE CRUNCH CAKE

Beth M.

By
@BakinTime

While remembering the family friend who gave me the other cherished cake recipe I posted today (Florence's Fruit Cake)I saw this one in my favorites folder too. It is so good, and I haven't baked it in ages, but I will soon. I loved this woman, she was a quiet, but sweet mother and wife, and she lived in the same neighborhood I did when we summered on Martha's Vineyard. I thought of her as an Aunt but we were not related;I was so fond of her. Dot was a great cook too!


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Serves:

10 - 12

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

SIFT CAKE INGREDIENTS:

2 c
flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/4 c
sugar
1 tsp
salt
2 tsp
instant coffee powder

ADD TO DRY INGREDIENTS AND BEAT 90 SECONDS*

3/4 c
milk
1/2 c
shortening (soft crisco i suppose)
2 Tbsp
molasses

THEN ADD:

1/4 c
milk
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract

FROSTING INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
instant coffee powder
2 Tbsp
cream or milk
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix cake ingredients in order listed. Pour batter into well-greased pan/FLOURED ON BOTTOM ONLY.
2
BAKE for 35 - 40 minutes. Cool and frost with frosting listed above.
3
MAKE A TOPPING WITH: 2 Tbsp. butter and 2 Tbsp.brown sugar, with 1/4 cup flour to form a ball. Add 1/4 cup chopped pecans, and spread on a small pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.Cool and break into small pieces and sprinkle over frosted cake.

About this Recipe

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