Saturday, December 18, 2010

Edith Cowan's Scotch Cake

2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1/2 c. shortening
1 stick butter
4 T. cocoa
1 c. water
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 t. baking soda
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla
pinch of salt

Sift sugar and flour together in mixing bowl. Bring shortening, butter, cocoa and water to a boil. Pour cocoa mixture over sugar and flour and mix well with remaining ingredients. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350* for 20 minutes at 350*. Top with icing while hot.

Icing:
1 stick butter
6 T. milk
4 T. cocoa
1 box powdered sugar
1 c. nuts
1 c. coconut
1 t. vanilla

Bring butter, milk and cocoa to a boil, and add to remaining ingredients. Pour carefully over hot cake.

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