Kalashus Med Choklad (Chocolate Cottage)

Cooking time: 20-25 mins.
Preparation time: 30-35 mins.
Main cooking utensils: 2 6- to 7-in. Square cake pans
Oven temperature: 375°F
Oven position: toward top

For 8-10 servings you need:
¾ cup butter
¾ cup sugar
3 eggs
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

Decoration:
Chocolate butter frosting

¾ cup butter
3 cups sifted confectioners sugar
2 1-oz. squares semisweet chocolate, melted
2 eating apples
little lemon juice
1 marshmallow

  1. Cream together butter and sugar until soft and light.
  2. Gradually beat in eggs.
  3. Fold in sifted flour, baking powder, and cocoa.
  4. Put in the two greased and lined pans and bake until firm to the touch.
  5. When cool, cut a 2-inch slice from each square for the roof.
  6. Cream the butter and beat in the confectioners’ sugar.
  7. Take 1/4 cup of frosting for the piping.
  8. Add melted chocolate to the remainder and beat well.
  9. Sandwich cakes together with some of the frosting to form the house.
  10. Place smaller pieces together on top to form roof.
  11. Cover entire cake with chocolate frosting.
  12. Pie the reserved white frosting in the shape of a door and window. Any left over may be used to pipe a border around the bottom of the house.
  13. Place sliced apple dipped in lemon juice on roof to form slates. Top with a marshmallow chimney.

PRINTED IN CANADA. © Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967

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