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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

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.

1 cup flour

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Lemon Loaf

Lemon loaf is a sweet cake drizzled in a tangy icing.  It’s easily frozen for when you have unexpected guests drop by.  Serve with your favourite tea or coffee.

​INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup shorteningLemon Loaf

1 lemon rind

2 well beaten eggs

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

Cream butter and sugar together. Continue reading Lemon Loaf

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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Gumdrop Cake

1 cup butterGumDropCake

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

1/4 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 tsp warm water

1 lb raisin

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2 cups gumdrops

Mix wet ingredients until fluffy.  Add dry ingredients.  Fold in raisins and gumdrops and spoon into a large greased loaf pan. Bake in 300 degree Fahrenheit oven for 2-2 1/2 hours

 

Spice Cake

1/3 cup butterspicecake

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 raisings

1/3 cup chopped nuts

2 eggs

1 cup sour milk

Mix wet ingredients, mix dry ingredients and then mix alternately. Transfer to a loaf pan or layer pans.   Bake in  a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven until a toothpick comes out clean.  Depending upon the size of the pan this could be 30 – 45 minutes.

Shortcake

When the berries get ripe in June I like to make this shortcake recipe.  It’s good with fruit and frozen yogurt or whipped cream.

Ingredients

4 cups flour

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Serve with berries and whipped cream, frozen yogurt or ice cream.

1 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup sugar

1 cup shortening Continue reading Shortcake

Chocolate Carrot Cake

A twist on the traditional carrot cake this cake is excellent served with cream cheese icing.

Ingredients

2 cups flour

Chocolate Carrot Cake1 cup sugar

1/4 cup cocoa

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup shredded coconut

Mix dry ingredients together

2 cups shredded carrots Continue reading Chocolate Carrot Cake

Refrigerator Bran Muffins

This batter keeps in the refrigerator for 3 weeks.  Keep a batch on hand for unexpected guests.

Ingredients

2 cups bran flakes cereal

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Add raisins if desired just before baking.

1 cup boiling water

Soak bran in boiling water while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

2/3 cup melted butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

3 eggs

3 cups milk

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