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       Title: BUTTERSCOTCH DANDY CAKE/1953
  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 12 Servings
  
   1 1/4 c  Milk
       1 c  Brown sugar, packed
     1/4 c  Butter or margarine
     1/4 c  Cold milk
       3 c  All-purpose flour
       3 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Shortening
     3/4 c  Sugar
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       2 lg Eggs
            Butterscotch frosting  **
  
   A senior winner in the cakes division of the 1953 Pillsbury bakeoff.
   
   Heat 1 1/4 cups milk to simmering point; set aside.
     Mix brown sugar, butter and 1/4 cup cold milk. Cook over medium heat
   stirring constantly, until a little syrup dropped in cold water forms a
   hard ball; 250 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat immediately
   and slowly add the hot milk; blend to a smooth sauce. Cool Sift together
   the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
     Cream together the Spry (shortening) and sugar until creamy. Blend in the
   eggs, one at a time, beating for one minute more. Add vanilla and mix well.
     Add cooled syrup alternately with dry ingredients to creamed mixture,
   beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Blend thoroughly after each
   addition using electric mixer at low speed. Pour into two well greased and
   lightly floured 9 inch round or square layer pans. Bake 375 25-30 minutes
     * Butterscotch frosting:  Combine 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1/4
   cup butter or margarine, and 1/4 tsp salt in saucepan. Heat to boiling
   point.  Add 1/3 cup milk gradually; simmer for 3 minutes. Cool. Add 1 1/2
   cups sifted confectioners sugar, blend unti smooth and creamy. Thin with
   cream, a few drops at a time if necessary. Pat Dwigans
  
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