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Valentine Day Cake Recipe

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


Added: Sunday, October 29, 2006


2 1/2 c. sifted cake flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. maraschino cherry juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. almond extract
4 egg whites, not beaten
18 well drained maraschino cherries
1/2 c. finely chopped walnuts

Sift dry ingredients into large bowl. Add shortening. Combine
milk and cherry juice; add 3/4 of it to dry mixture; add to that the
extracts. Beat for 2 minutes on low speed. Add rest of liquid and
egg whites; beat for 2 more minutes. Add cherries and nuts;
blend well. Pour into 2 heart-shaped pans or 2 9-inch pans, lined
with wax paper or lightly greased. Frost with your favorite
vanilla, cherry or whipped cream frosting.




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