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“This recipe came to me through another mincemeat enthusiast some years ago.”

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pour melted butter into 13"x9" baking dish, tilting to cover bottom completely.
  3. Scatter 1/4 cup brown sugar & the 1 cup chopped walnuts over butter.
  4. Spread mincemeat over nuts, & set pan aside.
  5. Sift remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar into large bowl, then whisk in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & spices, blending thoroughly.
  6. In large mixer bowl, beat shortening & sugar together until light & creamed.
  7. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla.
  8. Set mixer on low speed & mix in dry ingredients, alternating with buttermilk.
  9. Pour over mincemeat.
  10. Bake 40 minutes, or until done.
  11. Remove from oven & immediately loosen sides of cake.
  12. Invert onto large platter, but leave pan in place for 5 minutes before CAREFULLY lifting off.
  13. May be served warm or cooled, with sweetened whipped cream or with ice cream.

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