"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway


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Added: Sunday, October 19, 2008


2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 c. crisco
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda, dissolved in 1/3 c. hot water
1 c. cold water

1 box powdered sugar
1 T. shortening
1 T. butter
1/3 c. cocoa

kaluha or coffee

Preheat oven to 350.

In a mixing bowl, cream sugar, shortening and cocoa. Add eggs and mix. Sift baking powder and flour together. Add alternately with cold water and mix well. Add soda dissolved in hot water last. Fill cupcake papers half full. Bake 20 minutes.

To Make Icing: Beat all ingredients, except kaluha, with electric mixer. Continue to beat until smooth. Use kaluha or cold coffee to thin as needed for spreading consistency. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.




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