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1â�„2 lb. of butter
2 cups plain flour
2 cups sugar
1 small can of evaporated milk, do not add water
1 tsp. lemon or vanilla, or both
1 cup shortening
11â�„2 cup confectionerâ€™s sugar
2 TBS milk or more for creamy texture
Lemon or almond flavoring, to taste, about 1 tsp.
Mix butter, flour, sugar, evaporated milk and flavorings, adding eggs last. Pour into a greased and floured heart-shaped pan. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Frost when completely cooled. Note: Donâ€™t put in a refrigerator to cool, because the inside may still be warm, though the outside is cooled.
Beat ingredients desired stiffness. Depending on stiffness, can add more milk or flavoring. Note: for the cake pictured here, triple the frosting recipe
(This recipe was contributed as part of a "Cook of the Week" feature.)