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American Profile offers winning cake recipe

This is another blue ribbon winning recipe from American Profile, Hometown Recipes.
3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 – inch round cake pans. Cream shortening in a medium-size mixing bowl. Add sugar, and cream until fluffy. Blend in eggs. In a separate bowl, sift together flour; baking powder, soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and cocoa. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in vanilla, lemon and nuts. Pour into pans, and bake for 30 minutes, until center is set. Set aside to cool.
6 tablespoons soft butter
1 egg yolk
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoons hot coffee
Cream together butter, egg, sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and coffee until smooth and fluffy. Add another tablespoon of coffee, or more sugar if needed to balance texture. Frost top of each layer of cake when cooled, and then assemble.
Tip: Double the icing recipe if you want to ice the sides as well as the top and middle. Garnish cake with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cocoa powder or cinnamon.
By Octavia Fleck, Morehead, Ky.
Until next week, here’s some Food for thought: Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good. Ecclesiastes 9:18