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Festive Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is a great dessert for festive occasions. The cake takes a bit of work but is sure to please even the most finicky person. For a change try Chocolate Carrot Cake.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS
festive carrot cake

2 1/1 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

3 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup canola oil

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups grated carrot

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 drained 8 oz tin pineapple

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Yule Log

This show piece for your Christmas table takes some time to make but the recipe isn’t hard.  Use your imagination to decorate the tree stump.  You can be traditional and make it look like a tree or you can be more abstract as in my example.  Either way the chocolate icing against the light and airy cake is delicious.

Ingredients

5 eggs( separated)

1 cup sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup cocoa

dash of salt

1 package ricotta cheese

2 cups cranberries

1 cup water

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Orange Raspberry Angel Cake

The orange raspberry angel cake is another recipe from my grandmother’s cookbook.  The cake is light and tender and delicious when served with the orange raspberry sauce I drizzled over top.  Serve extra sauce in a jug for those who love fresh fruit.

INGREDIENTS

10 – 11 egg whitesOrange Raspberry Angel Cake

1 tsp cream of tartar

1/4 tsp salt

1 1/4 cup fine sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup cake flour.

 

Note: you can make extra fine sugar by whizzing granulated sugar in a food processor.

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Olive Oil Cake

The olive oil in this cake gives a savoury note to the taste. Try experimenting with different quality olive oils to find the version you like the best.

Ingredients

2 cups flour

Olive Oil Cake1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup lemon juice

DIRECTIONS

Sift dry ingredients  into a bowl.

Mix wet ingredients into another bowl.

Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

Pour onto a parchment lined loaf pan and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes.

Cool before serving.

For another different cake recipe try Chocolate Carrot Cake

Light Cheesecake

I like to serve this cheesecake as an alternative to heavy pies on the holidays.  This dessert is light and fluffy.  It’s not as filling as a traditional cheesecake and can be made with any flavor of gelatin powder.

Ingredients

1 package cream cheeseLight Cheesecake

1 tub cottage cheese

1 small carton whipped cream

1 tbsp sugar

ginger snaps

pecans

2 packages jello® (your favorite flavor)

Grind up ginger snaps and place in the bottom of an 8×11 greased glass pan.

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Raspberry Swirl Coffee Cake

Serve this coffee cake to your guests and they’ll be impressed.  It takes wonderful and the swirls of raspberry brighten up the cake. 

If you don’t like raspberry try swirling in blueberry sauce instead.

Ingredients

1 beaten egg

Raspberry Swirl Coffee Cake1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

2 tbsp melted butter

Mix wet ingredients together until sugar and butter is well incorporated.

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Strawberry Shortcake

Where I live strawberries are usually fresh in June.  It’s also the month of my mother’s birthday so we often have shortcake instead of birthday cake to celebrate. 

This shortcake recipe is sweet, light and fluffy yet it is still firm enough to take on a picnic.

IngredientsStrawberry Shortcake

4 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp baking powder

2 cups milk + 2 tsp vinegar

1 cup sugar

1 cup vegetable shortening

In a bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder.

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Molasses Cupcakes

Molasses cupcakes are rich and sweet. They’re great for a mid morning snack or for a snack attack at night. Make an extra batch and freeze them for when you need a sweet treat.

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup butter

Molasses Cupcka

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/3 cup molasses

1/2 cup almond milk

1 1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger

DIRECTIONS

Mix butter, sugar, eggs, molasses and milk together until well incorporated. 

Mix dry ingredients and fold in to wet just until blended. 

Spoon into greased cupcake tins.

Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in a cupcake comes out clean.

Try Nana’s Molasses Ginger Snaps for another molasses treat.

Gumdrop Cake

Gumdrop cake is another of my grandmother’s recipes. The light and fluffy cake mixed with the chewy gumdrops creates a unique sweet treat. Try substituting regular gum drops for holiday versions for a festive treat on your celebration platter.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup applesauce

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

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Spice Cake

Spice cake uses warm fall spices to create an unforgettably moist cake. Add raisins or other dried fruit to enhance the flavour.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup butter

spice cake

1 cup sugar

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp each of cloves, nutmeg and salt

2/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup chopped nuts

2 eggs

1 cup sour milk

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