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German Honey Cakes with Molasses and Chocolate

  • By: Irma S. Rombauer - The Joy of Cooking



  • The chocolate does not predominate in these cakes. Their marvelously blended flavor makes them Christmas cakes par excellence.

    Sift:

  • 1 cups sugar
  • Beat until soft:

  • cup butter

    Add the sugar gradually .Blend these ingredients until they are creamy.

    Beat in ,one at a time:

  • 9 eggs

    Beat in:

  • 2 tablespoons whisky
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • teaspoons cloves
  • teaspoons allspice

    Grate and add:

  • 2 ounces sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup chopped citron, orange or lemon rind (optional)

    Stir in:

  • 2 cups broken pecan meats
  • Sift before measuring

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • Resift with:

  • 3 teaspoons tartrate or phosphate baking powder

    Stir the flour into the other ingredients. Spread the dough in two 9 x 13 inch pans lined with waxed paper. Bake the cakes in a moderate oven 350. Do not permit them to become very dry. When slightly cooled cut the cakes into shapes. Ice them with:

  • Glaze for Christmas Cakes.

     

  • Glaze for Christmas Cakes :

    Sift:

  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • Moisten it with:

  • 3 tablespoon or more boiling water
  • Flavor it with:

  • 1 teaspoon vanilia
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