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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

Pumpkin Spice Cake

This recipe uses canned pumpkin and a mixture of fragrant spices.  It’s good served with cream cheese icing.

Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin

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Good with raisins and walnuts.

1/2 cup melted butter

2 beaten eggs

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp molasses

3/4 cup almond milk

2 1/4 cups flour

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp ginger Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Cake

Grandma Hilda’s Banana Cake

I love the smell of banana bread baking in the kitchen.  My grandmother came up with the recipe and used to make this bread quite often when I was a child.

The tangy buttermilk in the batter of this cake adds a rich flavor.  Fold in raisins or chocolate chips for a change.

Ingredients

1/2 cup melted butter

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Stir in some chocolate chips for a change.

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt Continue reading Grandma Hilda’s Banana Cake

Easy Trifle

Layer this recipe in a clear bowl so that you can see the layers. The jam and gelatin powder can be adjusted to your favorite flavors.

Ingredients

1 box of French Vanilla cake mix

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The vanilla cake can be changed for Angel Food Cake.

2 boxes raspberry jello powder

1 jar raspberry jam

1 can custard powder

whipped cream

1 tbsp sugar

Mix cake mix according to instructions on the box.  Bake in a parchment lined rectangular pan according to manufacturer’s instructions. Remove from oven and cool before proceeding with recipe. Continue reading Easy Trifle

Orange Mayonnaise Cake

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Orange Mayonnaise Cake

Cake

2 cups flour

1 cup white sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

4 tbsp cocoa

Mix together in a bowl until all ingredients are incorporated.

In a small bowl whisk together:

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup orange juice

1 tsp orange extract

Mix dry and wet ingredients just until incorporated. Bake in a glass pan at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the batter.  Cool and then cover with icing.

 

Peanut Butter Orange Icing

6 tbsp crunchy peanut butter

4 tbsp honey

4 tbsp corn syrup

1 tsp orange extract

Mix thoroughly and spread thinly on cake.  The icing is sweet. A little goes a long way.