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  1. Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- -- **CAKE** 1 1/2 cups butter -- (3 sticks), divided 6 large eggs -- separated 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract -- (or more) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar -- granulated 2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar -- (4x) 2 1/2 cups flour shortening -- (to prepare **FROSTING** 1 cup light brown sugar -- packed 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup cream -- (or canned milk) confectioner's sugar - as needed

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  1. Preparation : Separate eggs; place all the whites in a large bowl, place 3 yolks in one small container, and the other 3 in another. Prepare 3 8-inch cake pans with brown-paper rounds (for bottoms) greased with shortening. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Soften 1/2 C butter in a large bowl; add confectioner's sugar and beat until thoroughly mixed. Add 3 egg yolks, one after another, and continue beating. Add vanilla and mix till thoroughly blended, scraping sides with spatula if necessary. Measure flour into a small bowl and stir in baking soda. Add to butter/sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk in 4 steps, beginning and ending with the flour. Sprinkle about 1/2 t salt on egg whites. Beat till stiff, but not dry. Fold egg whites into batter. Divide batter between pans and bake at 350 degrees F. about 30-35 minutes, until done. TOPPING: Put 1 stick butter in pot; add sugar and cream. Bring to rolling boil over medium heat for a few minutes and cool. Add confectioner's sugar until you have the right consistency. When cakes are done and cooled, put together with cooled topp


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