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Grandma George


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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Heavenly Cake ~

4 oz white chocolate, shaved
1 t vanilla
1 t water
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup coconut
1 t soda
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 chocolate caramels
1 cup buttermilk
2 T creme de cacao
2 eggs
2 cups cake flour
chocolate sprinkles
Chocolate Custard (recipe below)
Frosting (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 350F.
Melt white chocolate in water over low heat. Cream
butter and blend in chocolate. Sift flour with salt
and soda. Add flour mixture, sugar and buttermilk
to chocolate butter mixture. Beat 2 minutes. Beat
in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Fold in chocolate
chips, pecans and coconut. Bake in 2 well-greased,
floured 9-inch cake pans for 30 minutes. Cook recipe
for Chocolate Custard (recipe below). Add caramels
to custard when custard becomes thick. Stir until
caramels melt. Cool. When cake is cooled, drizzle
creme de cacao on bottom layer. Sandwich with custard
Frost with frosting. Add chocolate sprinkles on top.

~Chocolate Custard~
1 1/2 T sugar
1 cup milk, scalded
1/2 T flour
1/4 t vanilla
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 oz semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled.

Combine sugar and flour. Beat into eggs. Beat
chocolate into egg mixture. Add to scalded
milk in double boiler and cook, stirring often
until thickened. Add vanilla and cool completely

~Frosting~
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 pint whipping cream
1 t cocoa
few drops of vanilla

Sift together sugar and cocoa. Whip the
cream until frothy. Gradually beat in
sugar mixture. Add vanilla.

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For gift giving decorate a plate with enamel
or ceramic paint. Let dry. Place cake on plate.
Add recipe card.


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