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Sweet Onion Cake

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Servings: 6
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

1 1/2  c  Chopped sweet onions
2  c  All purpose flour
4  tb  Butter
2  ts  Baking powder
1 1/2  c  Granulated sugar
1  t  Salt
1/2    Stick butter
3    Eggs
1/3  c  Shortening
1  c  Milk

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch round pans. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. In heavy skillet, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Saute onions until lightly crisp but not brown. Pour in mixing bowl to cool. Cream sugar with 1/2 stick butter and shortening. Beat until fluffy. Add eggs, beat slowly, then add flour mixture and milk. Beat for 3 minutes. Add sauteed onions. Stir thoroughly. Pour into pans. Bake about 30 minutes or until wooden stick comes out clean. Cool in pans about 10 minutes; turn out on wire rack and cool completely. Frost with Creamed Icing. Source: Rock Springs Sweet Onion Festival Cook Book 1992

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