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Mardi Gras Party Cake

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Ingredients
  Butterscotch morsels 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (Nestles)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Part Butter)
  Buttermilk/Sour cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sifted flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Soda 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3 , unbeaten
Directions

Melt morsels in water in pan & cool.
Sift flour with salt, soda and baking powder; set aside.
Cream shortening; add sugar & cream well.
Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each one.
Add melted morsels.
Mix well.
Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk.
Turn into 9" pans.
Bake at 375 degrees 35 to 30 min.
Cool.
Spread filling on top of each layer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Baked

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