Ration Hint No. 32
Instead of Icing or cream.
Mix coarse brown sugar with either a little cinnamon, spice, grated lemon or orange peel, and spread over top of cake.
Sprinkle chopped walnuts or coconut over, and put into a low heat oven until sugar sets a little.
Be careful not to have heat too great as this mixture burns easily.
Chopped peanuts can also be used over the sugar mixture or a thin layer of icing made by creaming a knob of butter and blending in as much icing sugar as it will absorb.
Can be spread over the cake and covered with chopped nuts; or a finely chopped mixture of any left over bits of dried fruits and nuts of all kinds over the icing to make a tutti-frutti cake.