Southern Tropical Cake (First Mystery Cake)
1/2 cp shortening
1 1/4 cps sugar
1 cp milk
2 1/2 cps flour
4 tsp Royal Baking Powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 - Cream shortening; add sugar slowly and beaten eggs; mix well.
2 - Add flour sifted with baking powder, salt and spices alternately with
milk to first mixture.
3 - Pour 2/3 of batter in 2 greased layer tins and to the remaining third
add 1 tbsp cocoa mixed with 1 tbsp boiling water.
4 - Use this for middle layer.
5 - Bake in moderate oven at 375 degrees F. about 20 minutes.
6 - Put Mocha Icing between layers and on top of cake.