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$100 Cake & Frosting Recipe

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This recipe for $100 Cake & Frosting, by , is from OUR FOOD HERITAGE, PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Connie (Fryback), Mrs. Val Pitman
Added: Monday, October 9, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
CREAM TOGETHER:
1/2 C. Butter/Margarine (1/4 Lb)
2 C. Sugar
ADD one at a time and beat well:
2 Eggs
MELT and add to mixture:
4 oz Unsweetened Chocolate
SIFT together:
2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 C. Flour
ADD dry ingredients alternately w/milk & vanilla mix:
1 C. Milk plus a scant more
2 tsp. Vanilla
ADD to mixture:
1 C. Nuts chopped

$100 CAKE FROSTING
MELT TOGETHER:
1/2 C. Butter/Margarine
2 oz Unsweetened Chocolate
ADD to above ingredients and beat well;
1 Egg, beaten 1 tsp. Vanilla
1 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar 1 tsp. Lemon Juice
pinch of Salt
ADD 1 C. chopped Nuts, frost cake.

Directions:
Directions:
Pour batter in greased and floured cake pans. Bake at 375 pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes or until done.
Frost with the $100 Frosting.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The story of this cake and frosting was told to me by my mother, Esther Fryback, from whom I got the recipe. A lady was in the tea room of Nieman Marcus and ordered a slice of this delicious cake. She asked the waitress for the recipe, which she was given. Several weeks later, she received a bill from the Chef requesting $100 for the recipe. This upset the lady so much she was determined to share the recipe with everyone she knew. That is how my mother ended up with this delicious cake! In the late 40's and early 50's, $100 was a LOT of money.

 

 

 

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