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Emerald Isle Cake

 Emerald Isle Cake
"THIS CAKE is so simple to make, and it provides the perfect finish for an Irish meal. The glaze adds just the right touch of sweetness, but even more importantly, it features the color of the day—green, of course!"
9-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk or Irish whiskey
  • Green food coloring, optional
  • Slivered almonds, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the
  • creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Beat until smooth. Spread
  • into a greased 9-in. square baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center of the cake comes out clean. For glaze, combine
  • confectioners' sugar and milk or whiskey until smooth and fairly
  • thin. If desired, stir in 1 to 2 drops food coloring until blended.

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Emerald Isle Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Spread glaze over warm cake. Sprinkle with almonds if desired.
  • Yield: 9-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 257 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 259 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.