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Fyne Cake Pour Anniversaire

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1 1/2 cup flour
3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup melted butter
2 eggs

10 Tbsp. softened butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 to 5 tablespoons lukewarm milk


In a large bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar and vanilla. Add melted butter, milk, and eggs to the dry ingredients and mix together until smooth. Pour into two greased cake pans and bake at 350°F until done - about 45 minutes.

For the frosting, cream the butter and powdered sugar in a bowl. Add cocoa, vanilla and 1/4 cup milk, and mix until smooth and thick.

Source [The Boke of Swyllyng, A. Poisson]: 84. To make a Fyne Cake pour Aniversaire. Take faire flowre of pandemayne and pouder of cacou and enow harteshorne for it to ryse, and medle hem wyþ sugre and uanelle, and tempre yt milk and new boter, and swynge ij. egges and cast þerin, þen put þyne batur into a trap and bake hem tyl it be done, then tak more botter and powder sugre and more cacou and uanele and mylke and meddle þem togider and see þat yt be stondyng, and spread yt ouer þy cake, and cast comfets of diuerse coloures þereon and serue it with candels þereon, and loke þat alle singe swetely.

Published: April 1, 2011

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