St. Patrick’s Day Cake and Spinach Frosting

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I always get excited about a holiday the day it is here.  Although this week I knew I wanted to make something for St. Patrick’s  Day, I didn’t decide what to make until yesterday afternoon 🙂 I made a white cake from our cookbook, and the spinach frosting I found on Pinterest, of course!  The spinach juice was really easy to make, but I used our own cream cheese frosting recipe instead of using Sally’s. You know how it is, everyone has their frosting recipe!

I did add too much spinach juice to the frosting, so it turned out to be a glaze. You really can’t tell that there is spinach in the frosting, and it makes such a pretty green color.

 

Dinette Cake

2 ½ cups flour

2 cups sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 ½ cups milk

2/3 cup shortening

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

In large mixing bowl, blend all ingredients on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes high speed. Pour into greased and floured 13”x 9” pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350º or until tests done.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 Tablespoon soft butter

2-3 Tablespoons of spinach juice

2 cups powdered sugar

Combine cream cheese, and 2 tablespoons of juice.  Mix well; stir in powdered sugar and add extra juice if necessary.

 

The spring chevron napkins used in this photoshoot are available on our Etsy shop, the Country Bluebird!

 

Thank you for visiting A Homespun Country Life!

~Elisabeth

 

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