1 cup sour milk (1 cup sweet milk plus 1 tablespoon vinegar)
1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in half of milk
3/4 cup blackberries plus 1/4 cup juice
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
5 tablespoons canned milk (carnation)
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
Cake: Cream Crisco and sugar; add eggs and beat well.
Add flour and spices (sifted together) alternately with milk.
Fold in berries, juice, and nuts, gently.
Bake at 350 degrees F in a 10-inch tube pan for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Use cake
tester. Bake a few more minutes if needed.
Frost and dust with confectioners' sugar.
Easy Caramel Frosting: In saucepan, mix first four ingredients. Heat to boiling;
stirring constantly. Remove from heat to cool. Stir in vanilla. Add confectioners'
sugar about 3 tablespoonsful at a time. Beat until smooth and creamy.
Posted by LladyRusty at Recipe Goldmine 9/21/02 7:12:23 am.
Recipe credit: Taste of Freedom Cookbook, Louisa Chapter Daughters of the American
Revolution, Louisa, Kentucky