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Betty Crocker

Temptation Spice Cake (1945)

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Made by the Betty Crocker New Method

Temptation Spice Cake

Use only Gold Medal "Kitchen-tested" Enriched Flour

Have all ingredients room tempera-
ture (70°-75°). Shortening should be
soft, not melted. Pre-heat oven to
specified temperature (see below).
Grease and dust with flour two 8"
round layer cake pans
(1 1/4" deep). Sift
GOLD MEDAL Flour before measur-
ing. Measure all ingredients accurately
(level) before starting to mix.

into bowl
{ 2 cups sifted GOLD MEDAL
"Kitchen-tested" Enriched Flour
3 1/2 tsp. double-action
baking powder
1 tsp. salt 1 1/3 cups sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves

Add . . . { 1/2 cup high grade vegetable
1 cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla

Beat vigorously with spoon for 2 min.
(about 150 strokes per min.). You can
rest a moment when beating by hand;
just count actual beating time or strokes.
Or mix with electric mixer on slow to
speed for 2 min. Scrape sides
and bottom of bowl frequently.

Add . . . { 1/2 to 2/3 cup unbeaten eggs
(2 large)

Continue beating 2 more minutes,
scraping bowl frequently. Pour into
prepared pans. Bake layers 35 to 40
in moderate oven (350°). When
cake is cool, frost with White Icing, to
which has been added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon,
1/2 cup chopped nuts, 1/2 cup cut raisins.