Chocolate Finnish Cake
|Sweet cooking chocolate||4 Ounce|
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sugar||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Lemon flavoring||1 Teaspoon|
|Flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Milk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped almonds||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Vanilla ice cream||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Apricot halves||1 Tablespoon|
|Toasted slivered almonds||1 Tablespoon|
|Chocolate curls||1 Tablespoon|
Melt chocolate over hot water.
Cream shortening and butter in large mixing bowl.
Add sugar gradually; cream well.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in flavorings.
Sift flour, bak- ing powder and salt together; add to sugar mixture alternately with milk.
Stir in chopped almonds; pour into large greased ring mold or bundt pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes; remove from mold.
Place on cake plate.
Fill center of cake with ice cream.
Garnish with apricots, sliced almonds and chocolate curls.