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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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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.

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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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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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Shortcake

When strawberries get ripe in June I like to make this shortcake recipe.  It’s good with fruit and frozen yogourt or whipped cream. The cake is also great in a trifle recipe.

Enloy!

Ingredients

4 cups flour

shortcake

1 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup sugar

1 cup shortening

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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 several days.  Keep a batch on hand for unexpected guests.

Ingredients

2 cups bran flakes cereal

1 cup boiling water

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

2/3 cup melted butter

refrigerator bran muffins

1 cup white sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

3 eggs

3 cups milk

Mix butter, sugars, eggs and milk together in a large bowl. Blend in cereal mixture.

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