Chocolate Nougat Cake

History: From Betty Crocker’s 1950 Picture Cook Book Time and Effort: Medium- the cake requires separating the eggs and beating the whites to a meringue, but other than that it’s pretty much just mix and stir. The frosting requires a candy thermometer, but it’s not difficult. It only took me a few minutes to make…
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Dutch Cocoa Cream Cake

History: One of 15 variations of chocolate cake in Betty Crocker’s 1950 picture edition. Time and Effort: This cake is time-consuming and has many steps including splitting 2 layers into 4. I had difficulty getting that done evenly. Other than splitting the layers, nothing was difficult, and all the ingredients are very basic. Worthy of…
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Fool’s Dessert

History: A “fool” is a very old dessert dating back hundreds of years. This recipe was taken from: A fine dessert by Emily Jenkins (Picture book) Time and Effort: Quick and easy provided you have an electric beater. A young child could learn to make this dessert. Worth adding to your Repertoire: Absolutely! While visiting…
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