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Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 whole egg
2 eggs separated
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup light brown sugar, packed

Instructions

Cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to shortening mixture. Blend well. Pour batter into a 9x13-inch greased cake pan. Spread nuts, chocolate pieces and marshmallows over batter. Beat egg whites until stiff, fold in brown sugar. Spread over top of chocolate and marshmallows. Bake 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Neva Emery, Prophetstown



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