COFFEE LAYER CAKE RECIPE

Ingredients:

Dark Part
1 cup dark brown sugar
2/3 cup cold strong coffee
3 yolks of eggs
½ cup vegetable shortening
1 tablespoon molasses
¼ cup raisins
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon powdered cinnamon
½ teaspoon powdered cloves
½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
White Part
½ cup vegetable shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
3 whites of eggs
2/3 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt

Instructions for dark part:
Cream vegetable shortening and sugar, add yolks well beaten, coffee, molasses, flour, salt, baking powder, spices and raisins. Mix and divide into two vegetable shortening and floured layer tins and bake in moderately hot oven twenty minutes.

Instructions for white part:
Cream vegetable shortening and sugar, add milk, vanilla, flour, salt, baking powder, then fold in stiffly beaten whites of eggs. Bake in two layers.

Put layers together and ice with following frosting. Put 2 cups dark brown sugar and 3/4 cup water into saucepan, add 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Boil till mixture forms soft ball when tried in cold water, or 240Degree F., remove from stove, beat till it begins to cream, then add 1 cup chopped raisins. Spread on cake and allow to dry. Sufficient for one large layer cake.