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Glamorous Dessert

Spread this elegant frosting ever a plain store-bought cake and you'll have a glamorous dessert. Whip a half pint of whipping cream stiff and fold in a half-pound package of melted chocolate bits. Spread over the cake and top with slivered toasted almonds.

Author: RETRO HOUSEWIFE, Long Beach Press-Telegram 07-24-1950

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NORSK JULEKAKE (Norwegian Christmas Cake), Norwegian

  • ½ lb. butter
  • 2 cakes yeast
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamom seeds
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¾ cup chopped citron
  • 7 cups flour
  • ¾ cup raisins
Preparation Instructions

Dissolve yeast cakes 1 tbsp, sugar and 1 tbsp. flour in ½ cup lukewarm (scalded; milk. Melt batter, add sugar, cardamom seeds and lukewarm milk. Mix in the flour and yeast mixture and beat well. Let rise for 2 hours. Then mix in citron and raisins. Pour into tube or bread forms (greased) and brush top with melted butter. Let rise again. Bake for about 1 hour at 350° F.

Contributed by Mrs. Dagny Eide, 1950

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