Mardi Gras Party Cake

Oh just the memory of this cake makes me cringe. But it was VERY popular.

Melt 2/3 cup Nestle butterscotch morsels in ¼ cup water in saucepan. Cool.

Sift together:
2½ cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. baking powder
Set aside

Add 1¼ cups sugar gradually to ½ cup shortening (Part butter) creaming well.

Blend in 3 unbeaten eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.  Blend in melted butterscotch morsels; mix well.

Add the dry ingredients alternately with 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk, ending with dry ingredients. Blend thoroughly after each addition with electric mixer at low speed. Turn into 9 inch greased & floured pans.

Bake 375° 25 –30 min.  2-9 inch pans

Butterscotch Filling
Combine ½ cup sugar & 1 Tbl. Cornstarch in a 2 qt. saucepan.  Stir in ½ cup evaporated milk, 1/3 cup water, 1/3 butterscotch morsels and 1 beaten egg yolk. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat; add 2 Tbl. Butter, 1 cup coconut, 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts.

Sea Foam Frosting
Combine in pan 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 firmly pack brown sugar, 1/3 cup water, 1 Tbl. corn syrup.  Cook until a little syrup dropped in cold water forms a soft ball. Add 1 egg white and 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar till stiff peaks

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