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Showing posts with label Cake. Show all posts

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Cran-Orange Coconut Cake


TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Ingredients:
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sour cream
1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
Confectioners' sugar
Directions:
In a small saucepan, combine cranberries and orange juice. Cook over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes or until juice is absorbed. Remove from the heat. When cool enough to handle, finely chop cranberries. Place in a bowl; add pecans, orange peel and brown sugar. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating just until smooth. Fold in coconut.
Spoon a third of the batter into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Spoon half of the cranberry mixture over batter. Repeat layers. Carefully spread remaining batter over cranberry mixture.
Bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12-16 servings.
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Taste of Home

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 miniature chocolate covered
peanut butter cups, unwrapped
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
3. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well.
4. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
5. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Black Walnut Cake


1 cup chopped black or English walnuts
3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

FROSTING:
1-3/4 cups sugar
4 egg whites
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS
In a bowl, toss walnuts with 1/4 cup flour; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla; mix well.
Combine the baking powder, salt and remaining flour; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in the reserved nut mixture.
Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, egg whites, water and cream of tartar. With a portable mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute. Continue beating on low speed over low heat until frosting reaches 160°, about 9 minutes.
Pour into a large mixing bowl; add vanilla. Beat on high speed until frosting forms stiff peaks, about 7 minutes. Frost the cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Apricot Cranberry Cake


3 cups biscuit/baking mix
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped almonds

GLAZE:

1 cup confectioners' sugar
4 teaspoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS
In a bowl, combine the biscuit mix and sugar. In another bowl, combine the eggs, yogurt, orange juice, oil and almond extract. Stir into biscuit mixture just until combined. Fold in the cranberries, apricots and almonds.
Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely. In a bowl, combine the glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake. Yield: 12-16 servings
From Quick Cooking

14-Karat Cake


1-1/3 cups sugar

2 eggs
2 egg whites
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup golden raisins
6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons flaked coconut, toasted

In a mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients until smooth. Combine the flours, baking soda, salt and spices; add to the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in carrots and raisins. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
For frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth. Beat in sugar. Frost the cake. Sprinkle with walnuts and coconut. Refrigerate. Yield: 18 servings
From Light & Tasty

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Orange Crunch Cake

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons grated orange zest (colored portion of the peel)
Juice and grated zest (colored portion of the peel) of 1 lemon
5 eggs
3 cups sifted cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 cup chopped pecans

Syrup
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup orange juice

Procedures:
Generously butter and flour a 10-inch tube or Bundt pan and set aside.

In a large bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Stir in orange and lemon zest and lemon juice. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly and scraping down sides of mixing bowl with rubber spatula between each addition.

In a large bowl, sift flour again, along with baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to creamed butter mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.

Sprinkle pecans into bottom of prepared pan. Pour batter into pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 1 hour or until cake tests done. Remove from oven and place pan on wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.

Prepare glaze: Place butter, sugar and orange juice in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Pierce cake with a fork and pour hot glaze over warm cake. Let cake cool completely before releasing from pan.

Nancy's Kitchen

Monday, February 18, 2008

Caramel Cake


Caramel Cake Recipe
Paula Deen

For the cake:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
3 cups sifted self-rising flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the filling:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the frosting:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream, or more if needed
1 (16-ounce) box confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts, optional


For the cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) cake pans.
Using an electric mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Add granulated sugar and continue to cream well for 6 to 8 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Add vanilla and continue to beat until just mixed. Divide batter equally among prepared pans. Level batter in each pan by holding pan 3 or 4-inches above counter dropping it flat onto counter. Do this several times to release air bubbles and assure you of a more level cake. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

For the filling:
While cake is baking, in a saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, and milk. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Remove cake layers from oven and allow cake to remain in pans as you prepare to stack and fill. Remove first layer and invert onto cake plate. Pierce cake layer with a toothpick over entire surface. Spread 1/3 of filling mixture on cake layer. Top with second layer, repeat process. Top with last layer and repeat process again.

*Cook's Note: As I stack layers together, I stick them with toothpicks to prevent cake from shifting.

For the frosting:
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and stir in brown sugar and cream. Bring to a boil, and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Beat with a handheld electric mixer until it reaches a spreading consistency. At this time it may be necessary to add a tablespoon of heavy cream, or more, if frosting gets too thick. Just be sure to add cream is small amounts because you can always "add to", but you can't take away. Frost cake and sprinkle top with chopped nuts, if desired.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Red Velvet Cake with White Truffle Frosting


1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® German chocolate cake mix
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 bottle (1 oz) red food color
1 tablespoon baking cocoa
Frosting
1 1/2 cups white vanilla baking chips
2 1/4 cups vanilla frosting (from two 1-lb containers)

1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray bottoms only of two 8-inch round cake pans. In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pans.
2. Bake and cool as directed on box for 8-inch rounds. Slice each cake layer in half horizontally to make a total of 4 layers.
3. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on Medium (50%) 4 to 5 minutes, stirring halfway through microwave time. Stir until smooth; cool 5 minutes. Stir in frosting until well blended. Place 1 cake layer, cut side up, on serving plate; spread with 1 cup of the frosting. Repeat with second and third cake layers. Top with remaining cake layer, cut side down; frost with remaining frosting.

Raspberry Walnut Torte


Ingredients:
1-3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup ground walnuts
1-1/2 cups whipping cream
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
12 oz. jar seedless raspberry preserves

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and ground walnuts. Stir well with wire whisk to mix. In a small bowl, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form and set aside. In large bowl, using same beaters, beat together sugar, vanilla and eggs for 5 minutes at highest speed, until light and fluffy.
Alternately fold dry ingredients and the whipped cream into the egg mixture. Begin and end with the flour mixture, and treat the batter very carefully.

Grease and flour 2 9" round cake pans line bottoms with waxed paper. Pour the batter evenly into the pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until top springs back when touched, and cake layers begin to pull away from edges of pan. Cool 15 minutes, then remove layers from pans, peel off waxed paper, and cool completely.

In large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, 1/2 cup whipping cream, 1/8 tsp. salt and 2 tsp. vanilla until light and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl often. You may need to add a bit more powdered sugar or cream as needed to get a light and fluffy frosting consistency.

Now split each layer of the cake in half. To do this, place toothpicks around each layer, sticking out around the edge, to mark the halfway point. Using a serrated knife, carefully cut the cake layers in half. You will then have four layers. Here´s a new trick I learned from Martha (you know who I mean!). To transfer the delicate layers, carefully slide a very thin cookie sheet, without edges, in between the cut layers. Then slide it onto the serving plate.

Place the bottom half of one layer on the serving place and spread with 1 cup frosting. Top with top half of that cake layer and spread with 1/2 cup raspberry preserves. Repeat with third and four layers, topping with frosting and raspberry preserves, respectively, reassembling the layers back in their original form. Then frost the sides of the cake with the remaining frosting. If you like, you can pipe frosting in a decorative pattern on top of the preserves that top the cake. Store in refrigerator.

Okay, now that you are thoroughly threatened by this recipe, there is an easier way! Don´t cut the cake layers in half. Simply put the two layers together with about 1/2 cup of raspberry preserves, then frost top and sides with the cream cheese frosting - pile it on. You'll still have a wonderful cake, with less work.

User Reviews

Berries and Cream Cake Roll


Ingredients:
Crisco® Flour No-Stick Spray
4 large eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup Pillsbury SOFTASILK® Cake Flour, or Pillsbury BEST All Purpose Flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup Smucker's® Strawberry Preserves, or SMUCKER'S Low Sugar Strawberry Preserves
Fresh fruit and mint sprigs for garnish, if desired

Directions:

HEAT oven to 375°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan with no-stick cooking spray.
BEAT egg whites on high speed for 4-5 minutes or until stiff peaks form. In another bowl, beat egg yolks for 3 minutes or until slightly thick and light lemon colored. Add sugar and vanilla to egg yolks; continue to beat for 1 minute. Sift together the dry ingredients. Add to egg yolk mixture. Fold in beaten egg white. Pour into prepared pan spreading batter evenly.
BAKE for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle powdered sugar onto a clean kitchen towel. Loosen cake edges from pan. Immediately invert onto towel. Gently roll cake with the towel into a log, starting at the long end. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
BEAT whipping cream until stiff. Stir preserves slightly in order to spread smoothly on cake. Unroll the cake. Carefully spread with preserves, then with the whipped cream. Reroll cake without towel. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 2-3 hours or overnight.
SPRINKLE with powdered sugar and garnish with fruit and mint, if desired, before serving.
Yield: 12 Servings

Thursday, February 7, 2008

White Chocolate Berry Cake


For the cake:

6 egg yolks
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/3 cups self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
5 1/2 oz white chocolate, melted

For the filling and topping:

9 1/2 oz white chocolate, melted
2 cups mixed summer berries

TO MAKE THE CAKE:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 9-inch springform pans and line bases with parchment or waxed (greaseproof) paper.

Combine the egg yolks, 1/4 cup of the milk,
and the vanilla in a bowl.

In a large bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Add the softened butter with the remaining 3/4 cup milk and add to dry ingredients. Beat on low speed to combine, 3-4 minutes. Gradually add the egg mixture in 3 batches, beating well after each addition. Add the melted white chocolate and beat to combine, about 2 minutes. Pour the mixture into the prepared pans. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


TO MAKE THE FILLING AND TOPPING:
Spread one-third of the warm melted white chocolate over 1 cake layer using a large metal spatula.


Place the berries, reserving a few for decoration, on top of the cake layer spread with the chocolate. Place the second cake layer on top and cover the assembled cake with the remaining melted white chocolate. Decorate with the reserved berries and serve.

Source: Close-up on Cakes

Thursday, January 31, 2008

PEANUT BUTTER JELLY CAKE


INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup peanut butter

1-1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

FROSTING:

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon peanut butter

1-3/4 tablespoons vanilla extract

3 cups confectioners' sugar

4 to 6 tablespoons milk

3/4 cup grape jelly


DIRECTIONS
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add sugar; mix well. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to peanut butter mixture alternately with milk.
Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
For frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat the butter and peanut butter. Add the vanilla, confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with jelly. Top with the remaining cake layer; frost top and sides of cake with frosting. Yield: 12 servings.


From Country Woman

Rum Sweet Rolls



INGREDIENTS
1 package (16 ounces) hot roll mix

3 tablespoons butter, softened

2 cups confectioners' sugar

4-1/2 teaspoons water

3-1/2 teaspoons rum extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


DIRECTIONS
Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead for 5 minutes. Cover with a bowl and let rest for 5 minutes. Roll into a 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread with butter to within 1/2 in. of edges.
In a bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, water and extract until smooth. Spread half of the mixture over butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 rolls. Place cut side up in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Cover and let rest until nearly doubled, about 25 minutes.
Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Cool for 15 minutes. Drizzle with remaining confectioners' sugar mixture. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.


Printed from tasteofhome.com

Blueberry Coffee Cake


INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

TOPPING:

3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

DIRECTIONS
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg, egg substitute and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the egg mixture alternately with the sour cream. Fold in the blueberries.
Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray and dust with flour. Spoon half of the batter into prepared pan. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle half over batter. Repeat layers.
Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 14 servings.

From Country Woman

Wednesday, January 30, 2008




Lemon Custard-Filled Cake Roll



:

CREAM FILLING
1/3 cup corn starch
1/2 cup water
2 large egg yolks
1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Peel of 1/2 fresh lemon
1 cinnamon stick
2 tablespoons sweet sherry
CAKE
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, divided (to sprinkle on towel and for topping)
1 cup sifted flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Zest of 1/2 fresh lemon
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted, cooled
1/4 cup pine nuts
Ground cinnamon powder for dusting


Directions:
FOR FILLING:
DISSOLVE cornstarch in water in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Add egg yolks; mix well. Add evaporated milk, granulated sugar, salt, lemon peel and cinnamon stick. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wooden spoon, until mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Strain into small bowl. Discard lemon peel and cinnamon. Stir in sherry. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.

FOR CAKE:
PREHEAT oven to 375º F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

COMBINE flour and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs in medium mixer bowl until foamy. Gradually add granulated sugar and the lemon rind. Beat for 4 minutes or until very light and fluffy. Stir in flour and salt. Lightly fold in butter. Quickly pour batter into prepared pan; spread evenly.

BAKE for 8 to 9 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool completely on wire rack. (Otherwise, the cake will be difficult to roll.)

TO FILL CAKE:
UNROLL cake, remove towel. Spread filling over cake. Top with pine nuts. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and cinnamon before serving.

LIBBY'S Pumpkin Roll




CAKE
1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
FILLING
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)

Directions:
FOR CAKE:
PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.

BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness at 11 minutes. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.

FOR FILLING:
BEAT cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

COOKING TIP:
Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake so it will not stick.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Lime Pudding Cake


Cake Ingredients:

3 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened*
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon freshly grated lime peel
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup fat free skim milk

Topping Ingredients:

Powdered sugar, if desired
Whipped cream, if desired
Grated lime peel, if desired

Heat oven to 350°F. Beat egg whites in small bowl at high speed until foamy (1 to 2 minutes). Continue beating, gradually adding 1/4 cup sugar, until glossy and stiff peaks form (2 to 3 minutes). Set aside.

Combine remaining 3/4 cup sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg yolks, lime juice and 1 tablespoon lime peel. Continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and salt. Continue beating until well mixed. Stir in milk by hand. Gently stir in beaten egg whites.

Pour mixture into ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Place casserole dish into 13x9-inch baking pan. Place baking pan on oven rack; pour boiling water into baking pan to 1/2-inch depth.

Bake for 42 to 52 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from water; cool at least 30 minutes.

To serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Garnish with whipped cream and grated lime peel, if desired.

Butter-Rum Pound Cake


1 package Betty Crocker SuperMoist butter recipe yellow cake mix
1 package (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter, margarine or spread,* softened
4 eggs
2 teaspoons rum extract
1/2 cup Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 12-cup bundt cake pan or 10x4-inch angel food cake pan (tube pan). Beat dry cake mix, dry pudding mix, water, butter, eggs and 2 teaspoons rum extract in large bowl on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pan.

Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely, about 2 hours.

Place frosting in small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 15 seconds. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon rum extract. Spread over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Sprinkle pecans over top of cake. Store loosely covered.

*If using spread, use only stick that has more than 50% vegetable oil.

Makes 16 servings

This recipe displayed with permission from General Mills, Inc

Ambrosia Cake


1 package Betty Crocker SuperMoist white cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 egg whites
Orange-Coconut Filling (below)
1 tub Betty Crocker Soft Whipped fluffy white ready-to-spread frosting
1/2 cup flaked coconut


Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease (or lightly spray with cooking spray) bottoms
only of two 8- or 9-inch round pans.

Beat cake mix, water, oil and egg whites in large bowl on low speed 30
seconds; beat on medium speed 2 minutes (or stir 3 minutes with wire
whisk). Pour into pans.

Bake 8-inch pans 27 to 32 minutes, 9-inch pans 23 to 28 minutes or until
toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Decrease bake time by 2 to 3
minutes if using dark or nonstick pans.) Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans.
Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Fill layers with Orange-Coconut Filling. Frost side and top of cake with
frosting. Sprinkle coconut over top. Store loosely covered.

Orange-Coconut Filling
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 teaspoons orange juice
2 tablespoons flaked coconut

Mix sugar and cornstarch in small microwavable bowl. Gradually stir in
water. Stir in orange peel and orange juice. Microwave uncovered on High
about 1 minute or until mixture thickens and boils; stir. Microwave 30
seconds longer, stirring every 15 seconds. Stir in coconut; cool.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Do not use 8� rounds. Bake 9� rounds 25-30
min. For filling, increase first microwave time to 1 min 30 sec, second
microwave time to 1 min.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sweet Potato Cheesecake

1 medium sweet potato (cooked & mashed)
1 8-oz package of cream cheese
½ can of condensed milk
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 medium eggs
9" graham cracker crust

Mix together and pour into crust. Place into a preheated oven at 375 degrees
and cook for 55 minutes or until light brown

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