Spicy Marble Coffee Cake With Spice-Nut Topping

Course : Cakes
Serves: 4 - 6
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Ingredients:

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 Large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour -- sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons light molasses
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
---SPICE-NUT TOPPING---
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup walnuts chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
 

Preparation / Directions:

Makes 1 large cake 1. Cream together shortening and sugar; add egg, beating well. 2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating after each addition. 3. Divide batter into 2 parts; leave one half plain and add molasses and spices to one part. 4. Spoon batters alternately into greased 9 x 9 x 2-inch pan; zigzag spatula through batter. 5. Sprinkle Spice-Nut Topping over cake; bake in preheated 350 F. oven 30 minutes, or until done. Spice-Nut Topping Mix together all ingredients; sprinkle on cake.


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