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Beer Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Beer Cake, by , is from The Hicks Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jona Lee Mikesell
Added: Thursday, July 3, 2008


2 c. brown sugar
1 c. shortening
2 eggs (beaten)
3 c. flour
2 t. soda
1/2 t. salt
1 12oz. can of beer
2 c. chopped dates
1 c. chopped nuts
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. allspice
1/2 t. cloves

Cream together sugar and shortening. Add eggs and blend. Add spices and flour alternating flour and beer until well blended. Add dates and nuts and pour into greased and floured angel food cake pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Drizzle cake with a thin white icing or glaze. Serve.




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