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Emerald Isle Cake


For the cake

1/2 cup butter-softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk

For the glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tbsp milk

Green food coloring

Slivered almonds


For the cake

Cream the butter and sugar.

Add the eggs,one at a time,blending well after each one.

Mix in vanilla.

Sift together the flour,baking powder and salt.

Add the flour and milk a;ternately to the creamed butter-sugar mixture and beat til smooth.

Pour into a greased 9 inch pan.

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or til tests done with a toothpick.

For the glaze

Combine the powdered sugar with enough milk to make a thin glaze.

Add enough green food coloring to obtain the shade you want.

Use a fork to poke holes in the warm cake and pour the glaze over all.

Sprinkle the almonds over the glaze.